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Art and design

At Bandon Hill we believe that each child should be able to experience a wide range of creative opportunities, experimenting with different media, learning about a variety of artists and being taught specific art skills.

Children will have the opportunity to use a wide variety of media in order to experiment with such skills as shading and working in 3D.

In the Foundation Stage this begins with an introduction to mark making, colour, texture and shape, moving towards drawing skills and using different media for a purpose in Key Stage One.

Moving up to Key Stage Two children begin to fine tune and develop their skills and combine these with evaluation of their own work and the work of others.

Children are given opportunities to use sketch books in which they can record their designs whilst also having the opportunity to create ‘big art’. They are also encouraged to be reflective about their work and to look for opportunities to improve and develop.

Art is currently taught as part of the Early Learning Goals (within the Foundation Stage) and as part of the Foundation Subjects in Key Stages 1 and 2. Children are taught to look at art with a critical eye and are encouraged to express an opinion, or discuss and debate their findings.

At Bandon Hill we strive to ensure that every child has the opportunity to create, appreciate and learn in a stimulating environment. 

 

Click here to see our skills progression document