The Importance of Art in the Curriculum
Art is an expressive and creative form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think, and act. It brings together imagination and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present it helps pupils understand themselves and to relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world. The teaching of art develops pupils’ ability to observe and appreciate a wide variety of art and to make judgements about artistic quality. It encourages active participation in creating in different art forms. It also increases self-expression and creativity. Art is used to support learning in other areas such as to enhance children's understanding of books and Talk for Writing texts.
Foster a love and understanding of art through the creation of various types of art, craft and design.
Encourage children to explore their artistic ideas and ability and record their experiences.
To provide opportunities for children to express ideas and feelings through art.
To develop and extend children’s artistic skills, knowledge and experience.
To provide children with the opportunity to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
To develop children’s ability to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
To provide children with the opportunity to know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Make the curriculum accessible to all learners.
To provide a stimulus for a lifetime’s pleasure and participation as artists and creators.