Art and Design
Subject Lead: Paul Summers
Subject Ambassador: Harry (Y6) / Holly (Y5)
At Abbey Gates Primary School it is our firm belief that we should enhance and enrich all children’s learning; we are all committed to the arts curriculum. We believe that we need to teach the children the necessary knowledge and skills in order to develop their creative imagination. The art experiences will be acquired in a number of ways – through the arts curriculum, extra-curricular clubs, sharing and celebrating achievements and visits.
Children engage with a variety of art forms on a regular basis in order to explore values, attitudes, feelings and meanings. They develop the ability to create, appreciate and make critical judgements about artworks. Each child is encouraged to work independently and in teams, to share experiences and present artworks to others. We provide opportunities to develop an understanding of the role of the arts in society, including the artwork of different cultures.