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Art and Design Information

At Kingsley, all children are encouraged to develop their artistic creativity while learning new skills, often within the context of their topic work. They are given opportunities to experience different approaches to art and design, working individually, in groups and as a whole class. Although art and design is integrated across the curriculum, we believe that some skills need to be taught in isolation in order for children to simply practise working with a medium as an end to itself.

Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, an awareness of colour, shape, texture, line and shade are developed alongside the use of various medium such as paint, pencil and materials. Within foundation stage, every child has access to various arts and crafts materials in order to experiment with creative play from an early age. All children will be given the opportunity, at their own level, to evaluate their own work and see their art work on display in their classroom.

It is important that we promote the appreciation of art in all its forms, styles, cultures and traditions and to support this learning, various year groups will have the opportunity to take part in workshops at local museums and art galleries throughout the year. Within school, the study of a wide range of artists, craftspeople and designers will complement their work to encourage an understanding of artists found in the local and wider community.

Please enjoy looking at photographs of work created in each year group.