Art and design lessons stimulate children’s creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. They also develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern and their ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings.
During key stage 1, art and design is about developing children’s creativity and imagination through providing art, craft and design activities that relate to children’s own identity and experiences, the natural and made objects and materials with which they are familiar and the locality in which they live.
During key stage 2, art and design is about developing children’s creativity and imagination by building on their knowledge, skills and understanding of materials and processes through providing more complex activities.
Children’s experiences help them to develop their understanding of the diverse roles and functions of art and design in the locality and in the wider world. Each class provides various activities for the children to enjoy according to their age and skills. Teachers also display art and design items the children have made throughout the year.