During Key Stage 1 pupils develop their creativity and imagination by exploring the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes. They learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment. They begin to understand colour, shape and space and pattern and texture and use them to represent their ideas and feelings.
At Bracebridge we aim to promote fun and creativity via different sensory experiences in a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media. We also aim to develop children’s appreciation of art by exploring work by different artists and from varying cultures..
We also like to invite visiting artists into our school where children have the opportunity to work on individual and group/class art works whenever it is applicable to the topics.
We plan our Art and Design teaching linked to the topics being taught, whether using shading and drawing techniques to design their own superhero capes, or using work of artists such as Vincent Van Gogh or Picasso as a stimulus for their own painting.