At St. Leonard’s, art and design helps to stimulate children’s creativity and imagination. We provide a high-quality art and design curriculum which inspires, engages and challenges children. Our art lessons are a place where children have the freedom and curiosity to explore and express their own ideas. This enables the children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form and pattern. They explore ideas and meaning through the work of artists and designers, which helps them to learn about the diverse history and cultures of art. Children learn about a variety of artists and designers that reflect the diversity of our world today.
We ensure that art and design is embedded into our whole school curriculum so children are provided with opportunities to enhance their learning through art. Our children are taught art and design through a progression of skills, following a sequence that acknowledges the importance of previous learning. The children respect and value their own and others work and have high expectations of their final pieces. We create opportunities for oracy and communication through art vocabulary that the children build on each year.
“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.”’
The children’s artwork is displayed around school to motivate and inspire others and to celebrate the pupils’ achievements.