Art and Design
At Rode Heath Primary School, we believe that art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.
A 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. As pupils progress, they should be able 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, generally through our creative curriculum; in addition we hold an 'Art Attack' week every year where we invite visiting artists to work with the children. During these weeks, we look at different mediums in art and coordinate activities across the entire primary range so all children produce either an individual, or collaborative piece of high quality work. Last year we worked on sculpture; the results of which can be viewed in our entrance hall (below) where work from every child from the school is displayed.
Our aims are to:
- produce creative work, exploring ideas and recording experiences;
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques;
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design;
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.