We value the development of creativity in our children and as such Art is given high profile in our school. We see Art not only as a means of expression for our children, but also for its natural linking with other aspects of the curriculum. During art sessions the children are encouraged to talk about their observations and imaginings and also to become much more aware of the need to attend to fineness of detail.
Throughout the school the children are introduced to a wide variety of art and craft media and tools e.g. the use of fine brushes for detailed painting, the qualities of various model-making materials.
We implement a whole school display policy to ensure that work produced by the children is mounted and displayed to the highest standard throughout school. Art is one of the activities offered as part of our curriculum enrichment.
Through our links with the local authority we participate in 'Picture This' and a whole school Arts Week is held each year. Artwork is selected as a focus and we teach in a cross curricular manner, developing new art skills and showcasing our 2D and 3D work in an exhibition held at the New York Stadium (Rotherham United's football ground).
For more information about how Art is taught in school, please speak to subject coordinator or your child's class teacher.