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Art and Design Intent

We firmly believe that all children have the abilities and talents to become capable, innovative artists and designers no matter their creative background. The use of well-structured creative lessons around art and design, is critical in nurturing the children’s fundamental skills. We believe that it is essential that children have the opportunities to master the basic skills in art and design during EYFS and KS1, this allows the children to then build on these skills in KS2, where they encounter a wider variety of media to work with. With the use of sketch books, children will be able to evaluate, critique and improve their own and others’ pieces of art work. We intend to allow the art and design curriculum to flow through the entirety of the school curriculum, where cross curricular links can be made and the children can therefore use their expressive skills in other lessons.

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