Art and Design engages, inspires and challenges children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children learn to express themselves using a variety of media. They paint, draw, construct models, do collage work and pottery. They also develop skills in close observational drawing. We encourage them to take pride in their work and to aim for high standards in presentation. Using artists in residence, pictures and artefacts, children develop an understanding of the work of artists and crafts people and apply that knowledge to their work.
Made by our 2018 leavers.
It is a long standing tradition that Year 2 parents club together to employ an artist in residence to work with the children. The children learn new skills and leave behind the work they create as a gift which is displayed in the school for them to see if ever they return.
This year the artist was Denise Jaques. She makes wonderful mosaic sculptures. (www.mosiac happy.co.uk). At our school, we commissioned her to help the year 2 children to create mosaic sculptures to be used in our playground planters.