At Kensworth, we believe that Art forms an important part of the curriculum. Through being given the opportunities to stimulate their creativity and imagination we want every child to form a love of art and thus to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Through the teaching of Art, the children will be engaged, inspired and challenged. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
At Kensworth, we have developed a cross curricular approach to our curriculum using selected and adapted lessons from ‘Curriculum Maestro‘ units. To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in art and design, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Art and design is taught as part of a termly theme, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. As a school we are beginning to encourage whole school and whole class art pieces meaning that children work collaboratively to produce a final piece of art.
Art and design learning is loved by teachers and pupils across school. Teachers have high expectations and artwork is celebrated on display boards and on the school website. Within Art, we strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing a range of learning opportunities using a variety of mediums. The impact of the art curriculum will ensure that children are made aware of using their own ideas to arrive at a final piece. Overall, we aim to encourage and enhance social interaction, resilience, confidence and creative thinking.