Art and Design
At Queensgate, we want to enable all our children to feel able to think and act creatively. That means exploring all aspects of creativity: personal and social, exploring art for a variety of reasons, in a variety of contexts. Most importantly, it means enjoying the journey, so that children want to engage in creative activities, and so that they can grow to appreciate and value the importance of art as a highly subjective and individual experience, but one which is capable of bringing people together.
We follow the Art and Design National Curriculum and use the Access Art scheme of work. Every child at Queensgate develops their artistic skills and individual interests in their own personal sketch book which stays with them from Year 1- Year 6. Children are taught specific skills such as printing and perspective alongside the understanding and use of artistic vocabulary. Our Art and Design teaching includes:
- organising visits and trips that inspire pupils and allow them to see original works in galleries, museums and the wider environment
- providing opportunities for the children to take part in externally organised art competitions
- continuing to collaborate with and build links within our local artistic community.
Children are able to express themselves through art and design with confidence and appreciate the diversity of art and design across cultures, genders and time periods, and have an awareness of different art movements.