At South End Junior School we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in art. We believe that every child within our school should have full access to art as laid down in the National Curriculum regardless of age, gender or ability. We seek to ensure our teaching reflects the current guidance to schools.
During their time with us, children explore and develop their skills and creativity using a wide range of media and materials. They learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art, and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Pupils are introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists.
The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular projects, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore ideas in greater depth. We value the use of sketchbooks and encourage the importance of experimentation, exploration and developing ideas in imaginative ways.
We embrace every opportunity to celebrate the art that is created by displaying children’s creations throughout the school.