At Park Mead Primary School we aim to cultivate creative children who are inspired through our delivery of the creative arts. Our high-quality art curriculum and cross-curricular links provide a real purpose to our children’s creative projects. This is designed to develop individuality in their creations. Our art and design education engages, inspires and challenges children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. It is imperative to us that our children are able to explore their creativity freely through a range of materials. As children progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design with a confidence to experiment. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our world from a range of diverse artists and movements.
When delivering the Art and Design curriculum at Park Mead Primary School, there is a focus on teaching the children to experiment with new skills, techniques and mediums. Projects and activities relate, where possible, to the class topic or other subject areas to ensure art lessons provide the children with a sense of purpose. These cross-curricular links help immerse the children in their art sessions and ensure they are memorable.
We intend for the children at Park Mead Primary School to receive a balanced and varied exposure to art and design through a variety of diverse artists and styles. We ensure that an assortment of materials are incorporated in art lessons with clear progression of skills throughout each year group. This includes the use of oil pastels, chalk, clay, water paints, acrylic paints, dyes, photography and more. This range ensures children have an open and broad approach to what art can encompass.
We provide our children with the opportunity to be creative both in and out of the classroom, such as at our extra-curricular clubs. The children's learning is further enhanced with whole school art days, when the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.
- The creative arts have a high profile at our school. Our children are confident with using a range of resources to create artwork and display a sense of pride over their creations.
- Engaging displays which showcase work of a high-standard, throughout the school.
- Children are confident to talk about their artwork, reflect and adapt it.
- Children are skilled in a range of techniques involving different mediums.
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Park Mead Primary School, Park Drive, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7HB