Art plays a major role in the emotional and creative development of our pupils. We aim to encourage children to question, reflect and become inspired through studying the works of artists, craft workers and designers from a range of cultures and contexts, time and places. Through their practical experiences with a variety of media, children will develop their creative and aesthetic skills and will create art which is a response to the world around them. We encourage children to take a pride in their own achievements and to respect their own and others’ work. Art is taught in blocks each half term, alternating with DT, and pupils will develop their art skills through collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, printing and textiles.

We have a collaborative approach to art within the school and have made very strong links with other schools, artists and craftspeople. We aim to keep our art provision fresh and fun. Throughout the year plenty of opportunities are created for pupils to experience art in galleries and exhibitions, to take part in collaborative art projects such as the Shine as One event in Carlisle.