At Great Kimble School we believe that art is a vital and integral part of children’s education and that children should have plentiful opportunities to explore Art and Design. Art provides children with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, whilst learning about and making links with a wide spectrum of different types of art in our society. We strongly believe that Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection and we aim to foster Love for this engaging subject. Children will Learn the importance of having a creative outlet and will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and carefully thought out sequences of lessons and experiences.
In the EYFS, Art is taught through cross-curricular activities and within the Expressive Arts and Design area of development. In KS1 and KS2, Art topics are covered once a half term, whilst Design and Technology is covered in the second half of the term, and is linked to our over-arching topic wherever possible to allow for cross-curricular learning. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing an accessible and engaging curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history. We hope that our curriculum sparks enjoyment of the Arts that follows them in adult life so they can Live with the ability to creatively express themselves with the potential to inspire children to go on to creative careers.