Art - Progression of Learning Skills
At Maylandsea Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum.
Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills that express their individual interests, thoughts, and ideas.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. We believe that a high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils; equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
As educators, we believe that art is a vital and integral part of children’s education. It provides them 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. It creates a sense of enjoyment and purpose; both as a subject in its own right, as well as exploring art through cross-curricular links.
Our art curriculum contributes to the holistic development of a child. Through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern, different materials and processes, it enables children to express themselves and to communicate what they see, feel and think.
Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. Moreover, it enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them; allowing them to explore how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.