At Meynell, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas:
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should inspire, raise aspirations and challenge pupils: equipping them with the knowledge and skills across a variety of artistic genres.
Children will learn that artists come from diverse backgrounds and create their work from locations all over the world. They should also know how art contributes to wider society, particularly understanding how this diversity is present through art and the role it plays in equality and fairness. Children should be able to explain how art contributes to culture, conservation, world issues and health. We also ensure that children’s learning opportunities engage with our community.
At Meynell, we allow children to develop their skills and knowledge through drawing, painting and 3D form. We also explore printing and pattern within Key Stage 2.