Art and Design at Holy Family School
At The Holy Family School, art and design enables children of all abilities to use their creative imagination to achieve their potential with guidance and given criteria. Art provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. Through art and design, we enable children to communicate what they see, feel and think, through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. While art is essentially a practical subject, opportunities are provided for reflection and, with increasing sensitivity, pupils acquire the ability to make informed, critical responses to their own work and that of others.
“Art and design is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise: with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality." Quentin Blake, Illustrator and Children's Laureate.
Curriculum aims for Art:
At The Holy Family Catholic Primary School we follow the National Curriculum Programmes of study for Art, and it is our aim that in Art our pupils:
During the Early Years, we plan adult-led sessions to teach children the skills that are needed in order for them to access the Child Initiated opportunities. We relate the children's creative development to the objectives set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters Statements and then at the end of Reception, children are assessed against the Early Years Profile. The children are given the opportunity to explore colour, texture, shape and form in two and three dimensions. The children have access to a wide range of constructions, collage, painting and drawing activities, using appropriate tools and art materials. In order to nurture their artistic potential, the children are encouraged to develop their own creative ideas and evaluate their work.
Websites and activities to support children's learning