Art and Design

Art and Design provides a visual, tactile and sensory experience. It is a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. It is so much more than making a finished product. The process of exploring other artists and makers work and ideas is central to this experience. Through this we can explore other cultures and ideas, question things and wonder as well as enjoy art on a purely aesthetic level. At St Philip’s we encourage pupils to work in different ways, to take risks, explore and play with ideas and to develop confidence, independence, cooperation and team work.

Art and design is taught throughout St Philip’s with the overall aim to stimulate creativity, imagination and promote a lifelong interest and enjoyment in the visual arts. They explore drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital media. We take advantage of the rich artistic and cultural opportunities our town offers and make regular visits to local museums and work with local artists. We submit artwork for the Arundel Festival every year and also take part in town and locality Art competitions.

Children will evaluate and reflect on what they have done and discuss ways of developing their work. The teacher will give verbal feedback during sessions and support the children in finding the next steps in their learning. The work of other artists, architects and designers are considered and discussed to familiarise the children with a range and diversity of artworks.

Primary National Curriculum – Key Stage 1 and 2 – Art PDF