‘High-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.’
At Palmarsh Primary School art is a valued part of the curriculum, providing a purposeful means for exploring and appreciating works of art craft and design.
Children are given the opportunity to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art is taught across the curriculum, with great emphasis on strong and creative cross-curricular links. Children are given opportunities to be part of whole school projects. As well as art and design events within the local area.
Art Day is taught once a term, focusing on a specific skill from the curriculum and focus artist or designer.
Monitoring takes place regularly through sampling children’s work, teacher planning, book scrutiny and lesson observations.