Art and Design
Harnham Infant School values the importance of Art to ensure our children have a broad and balanced curriculum; allowing them to reach their full potential. We know that a creative, cross curricular approach to learning can help accelerate academic success by enhancing a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Our school ethos, Enjoy, Explore, Learn encompasses a love for learning and in order to achieve this we thrive for quality first teaching in a creative and stimulating environments.
Art is one of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art education should engage and inspire all children, equipping them with the knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. They should also know how art reflects and shapes our history and contributes to the culture and creativity we know today. Our children know that they can change the world!
As an Infant school, we pride ourselves on having an all-inclusive setting, where child voice is vitally important. Through our whole school HEEL Provision approach, we allow children to develop their own art skills each day through a different activity. Art supplies are accessible to children in the classroom at all times during the day to allow children to decide which tool they need to use. We challenge the view that you are either good or bad at Art and teach it alongside skills such as Geography and History to support children in understanding that practise will improve their artwork. The children use our school value of resilience to support them in taking ownership of their own progress.
As the children progress through the school the skills they are taught are built upon and extended.
Art: Intent, Implementation, Impact