Art and Design
At Broughton, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of nations around the world.
Within our Cornerstones project we encourage children to think critically and analyse existing works of art, explore and record their own artistic ideas as well as practising these creative skills and applying them with confidence. Art lessons at Broughton ensure that as well as learning new skills, children will also have opportunities to revisit their learning and build on their abilities as they progress through the school. We teach a balance of both observation and experimental activities so that children can represent the world around them but also feel confident experimenting with techniques and ideas.
How can you support your children at home?
Each term, you will receive a year group newsletter which will outline the topic that your child will be investigating. There will be a task sheet with suggested activities to complete for home learning, books that are linked to the topic and a vocabulary list that you could talk through with your child. These homework ideas are very creative and the children really love bringing their completed work into school for the rest of the class to see.
Remember, there is inspiration everywhere! Encourage your child to be imaginative and utilise their art skills at home. Really encourage your child to explore their creativity.