Art and Design - Intent Statement
At Wren Park we place high value on the teaching of Art and Design as part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Art and design embody some of the greatest forms of human creativity and children should be free to express themselves through art as well as learning about a rich culture of art and design, both current and historic. Children are encouraged to use a wide range of different media to creatively express their interests, thoughts and emotions.
High quality teaching and learning in art and design should be engaging, inspirational and challenging. Children should be equipped with skills and knowledge that allow them to experiment, invent and create their own masterpieces. By immersing children in a range of art and artists, we want them to develop their critical thinking skills, their understanding of different styles and techniques used as well as being aware of how art and design can both reflect and shape our history and culture.
We recognise that Art is a great starting point for children to develop language and communication between their peers, with adults in school and those at home, therefore we encourage our children, from the very start of school, to express themselves through art and design. Following the National Curriculum, the children are taught to evaluate and analyse art work, develop a broad range of skills that enable the children become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpting and their overall creativity. Children will experience art and design from across the world, celebrating artists and cultures from differing global perspectives and historical contexts. Through cross curricular topics, art enjoyed, explored and excites our children.
The teaching of art is progressive, allowing children to develop and build upon their skills and knowledge, knowing more and remembering more about the world of art and design. We encourage a love of Art throughout their journey through school and we celebrate the children’s art and design, showcasing their talents throughout the school building and encouraging a lifelong appreciation of creativity, both their own and of others.