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Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. At Reculver school we believe art and design should engage, inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We are extremely proud of the children’s art work and it is widely displayed around the school, showcasing the children’s creativity.

Art lessons are also taught in a cross curricular way  using the ‘Inspire’ Curriculum to provide a unique and exciting approach to developing artistic skills. We aim to ensure that all children:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become skilled 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.

During Key stage 1 children are taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

During Key stage 2 children are taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.