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Curriculum Intent of Art and Design

“Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world."

 

As a school, we believe that Art and Design is a vital and integral part of a child's education. It should provide challenges, inspire and engage. It should enable children to become reflective learners who are able to express themselves fluently and confidently in a variety of different ways.

Art and Design should equip a child with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design with the freedom to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding. It contributes to a child's personal development in creativity, independence and self-reflection. Furthermore, art and design ought to develop a child's understanding of their own and others' cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history.