At Bantock Primary School, we believe that art is an essential part of the curriculum and we trust that art offers opportunities for the children to explore, express and communicate their feelings whilst gaining experiences of the wider world. Through experiencing the arts, children develop their creativity, self-esteem and confidence. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables 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. They learn to make informed judgements, and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enrich all our lives
“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.” National Curriculum 2013.
All children regardless of gender, race, culture, background and ability have an entitlement to arts education at an appropriate and challenging level. To ensure that children experience high standards of success, creative development needs to be taught with regards to children’s abilities to ensure progress.
Through arts teaching all children:
are motivated, inspired and challenged
are offered a range of resources to meet their needs and develop skills and use a range of materials and techniques competently
are given diverse and creative teaching styles
find enjoyment in creative Art and see themselves as artists
find a sense of purpose, achievement and fulfilment in artistic expression within a multicultural society
feel able to express their ideas and feelings through imaginative creation in both two and three dimensions
develop an appropriate vocabulary to help them understand and discuss their own work and that of others
appreciate and evaluate the work of a range of artists from their own and other cultures.