Applecroft School

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Art and Design


Mission Statement

Art and Design at Applecroft aims to nurture the potential of each child as a budding artist. We aim to inspire the minds of our children through providing them with opportunities to be creative and explore their imagination through visual and tactile forms. We encourage determination and resilience through peer and self assessment and opportunities to adapt and improve work.



Curriculum Intent:

At Applecroft we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We teach children the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form.

Our curriculum encourages them to express themselves in a creative and imaginative manner. It stimulates inventiveness through exploration of different mediums and tools and provides children with opportunities to develop and extend their skills.

Children learn the skills of drawing, printing, painting, collage, textiles and 3D work and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children are introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of styles used by well-known artists. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross curricular topics, allowing the children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth; for example, sketching historical artefacts in detail, researching geographical locations to support their work on landscape painting or using art as a medium to express emotion and thought to enhance their personal, social and emotional development.