The key stage 1 art curriculum gives children the opportunity to develop their creative skills using a range of materials. Through drawing, painting and sculpture children can express their ideas and use their imagination. An important aspect of the art curriculum is looking at a wide range of artist’s work, helping to encourage discussion and give inspiration. This has included the work of the Czech sculptor, Franta Belsky whose sculpture ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ hangs near the school entrance. Key stage 1 children designed their own animal sculptures by exploring and studying this and other sculptures.
Throughout key stage 1 art and design techniques such as using colour, pattern, texture, line and shape are taught. Year 1 children explored the topic ‘Line’ by using a range of medium and looking at the work of the artists Paul Klee and Joan Miro.