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Art and Design



Subject Intent

Art allows children to explore, build on and record their own creative and imaginative ideas, building confidence and enjoyment. Children will develop curiosity and problem solving skills that enable them to explore and test out ideas. They will have opportunities to work collaboratively, both inspiring and being inspired. They will become accustomed to looking at their own work and that of others critically and respectfully in order to improve and develop further. Art opens our eyes to creations made to express a sensitive vision about the world, whether real or imaginary. This can be a gateway to understanding different communities, locally and globally. 



At Bakewell Infants the children's artistic journey begins in the Early Years where every child develops their understanding of expressive arts through high quality provision, carefully designed to support the key developmental skill and expose them to a wide variety of media and ideas.


These fundamentals are then extended in Key Stage 1, where the children discover artists and different artwork and start to bring these ideas into their own work through provision and discrete Art and Design lessons.