Art and Design
Curriculum - Art and Design
At Woodlands Infant and Nursery School we strongly believe appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. Through our planning of Art, we aim to engage, inspire and challenge children and equip them with the knowledge and skills to create their own works of art and design.
Art and Design at Woodlands Infant and Nursery School stimulates both creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. During the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. They will use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas and experiences with others.
Through our Art lessons, we support the children to understand how art and design have shaped history and contribute to the culture of both our environment and those of others. They learn about the work of a range of artists and designers, and start making links to their own work.
Our Art and Design activities are designed to encourage the children to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, and become actively involved in shaping different environments both indoors and out.
The children explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. They learn to understand, appreciate and enjoy the visual arts and the power they have to enrich our personal and public lives.