Art and Design

Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.

At Wigmore Primary School, we teach and encourage children to:

  • produce creative work, whilst exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

The children’s art is displayed throughout the school on classroom display boards and in the main hall. A collection of art from each year group is displayed on the Gallery Board. Art Workshops are regularly organised throughout the academic year, to enable the whole school to experience art and design for a day. This allows for cross-curricular links to be explored or for artists and art techniques to be studied in greater depth.