At Petham Primary School our art curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to participate in, experiment with, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Our children will be encouraged and empowered to think creatively and critically. They will investigate and evaluate a wide range of creative outcomes from the past and present to develop their understanding of the many disciplines within art, craft and design and how they shape our past and future. They will be encouraged to explore a range of creative processes using a variety of media, and to think critically about the art which they and others produce.
The art curriculum is built around essential knowledge, understanding and key skills, as well as a focus on inspiring and engaging the children’s interest in a whole range of creative processes. Our aim is that all pupils are given ample opportunities to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their 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.
Our children are actively encouraged to develop creatively, and our continual and passionate engagement with The Arts is evidenced in our ongoing award of our ArtsMark status, which underpins the school’s commitment to providing an enriching and inspiring creative experience for all pupils.