Art Curriculum Statement
Art encourages children to develop fine and gross motor skills, social skills, decision-making skills, language skills and risk-taking skills. The subject also encourages children to form opinions and to be inventive. Art teaches children about colour, layout, perspective, and balance. All of these techniques are necessary in presentations (visual, digital) of academic work.
Art can be also about problem solving. We give our children a challenge related to their different topics and ask them to visually and creatively solve it. The teaching of Art can encourage children to seek creative-minded careers such as graphic design, fashion design, engineering and many more.
With reference to the National Curriculum ‘A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design’. This is what we aim to encourage at Coppice Primary School and Nursery from an early age.
Art allows children to explore, build on and record their own creative and imaginative ideas. Creating pictures helps children observe the subject matter of the real-world scene they are drawing from more closely, and makes them better observers of detail in the world around them. Developing observational skills through picture-making facilitates the child’s visual sensitivity to the world.
The school celebrate children’s Art work in our beautiful displays. We feel it is important that our children know there is a purpose to their work and creations.