Art & Design

Art and Design Policy (PDF)

Art is a creative skill that children instinctively use, a valuable means of expression to communicate ideas and feelings and a source of fun.  The teaching of art stimulates and encourages creativity and imagination through visual, tactile and sensory experiences. It provides a unique way of understanding and responding to the world and can be used to shape our environment.

At Purston Infants we aim to;

  • stimulate each child’s creativity and imagination;
  • develop each child’s understanding of colour, form, texture and pattern;
  • develop each child’s ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas and feelings;
  • enable each child to record from first-hand experience and from imagination;
  • explore with each child the ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers;
  • help each child to learn about the functions of art, craft and design in their own lives and in different times and cultures;
  • help each child to learn how to make thoughtful judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions;
  • help each child to become actively involved in shaping environments;
  • extend and enrich other curriculum areas through art and design.

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