At Godfrey Ermen Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, a subject area that we celebrate and enjoy across the school. We believe that art should be fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to engage, inspire and challenge pupils equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Our curriculum is designed to be progressive so that our pupils will improve and embed a range of artistic skills over time. They will develop an awareness of a broad range of artists and craftspeople, and be able to consider and discuss the artworks they come across.
We want our pupils to be confident to feel supported to explore, experiment and take risks, placing value on the process and journey that they take, not just on the finished product. Through discussions about their learning, pupils will share their thoughts, ideas, process and evaluations of their work.
As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Most importantly, we want children to have developed a passion, an appreciation for art, as well as being stimulated to use their own imagination, skills and creativity.