Subject Co-ordinator: Miss E Ford
Art and design is an essential part of the primary curriculum. Art allows the child to develop their imagination and creativity, to make connections through their inventive minds and gives children the skills to record their imagination and ideas.
We aim to foster a love of learning, enabling children to explore their ideas and record their experiences. It provides the opportunity to respond creatively in other areas of the curriculum, making links between different subjects.
As the children progress through school, art experiences are built upon so the children can make decisions about their approach to different challenges. Drawing skills are used to support many other subjects as illustrations etc, and as such are very important aspects of how the children record their knowledge visually, so these skills are valued throughout the curriculum.
Art also encourages expression and visual thinking, which in turn helps children learn other subjects. Children can develop their observational skills through art and design, which helps children become better observers to the world around them.
At Athelstan we believe the Arts enables children to: