At Faringdon infant school we recognise that Art is a vital part of children’s education by stimulating curiosity, creativity and imagination. This links firmly with our learning muscles values and self-reflection aims as young learners. We believe that Art provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. We use the inside and outside environment to help explore art around us and enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feeline, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form
We continually develop the children’s experiences in art to explore ideas and meanings through sequences of lessons that are challenging and inspiring following the National Curriculum. Our lessons feature time to observe, experiment, express and review our work and the work of others. We enjoy exploring the work of a range of recognised artists and have work displayed around school created with a visiting artist too.
The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. Art takes place weekly and is collected together at the end of a block to capture the skills, experiences and progress covered during this time.
Where possible, each block/ unit of work aims to ensure that all pupils: