Art, craft and design provide pupils with the opportunity to experiment, invent and create their own ideal. A high quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils. At The Laurels, we believe that art plays a positive role in the support and development of children so we aim to nurture children’s abilities to be creative and take risks. We promote critical and reflective thinking and provide pupils with the confidence and skills to produce their own works of art as well as other artists, craft workers and designers. Children are taught to understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The curriculum is sequenced to offer new creative opportunities for children whilst building progressively on key skills and knowledge in four key areas: making skills, formal elements, knowledge of artists and evaluating.