Creativity sits at the heart of the Mary Bassett School curriculum of which Art and Design has a very important role to play. Exploration as artists encourages taking risks, experimenting and understanding that this can be done within an enabling environment where effort is rewarded. We provide pupils with a range of experiences that will give them the opportunity to express themselves and build resilience through making mistakes and trying new things. Through their exploration of the curriculum, the children use a variety of tools, materials and medium to develop techniques such as drawing, painting, printing, textiles, making 3D models and creating texture. Children are encouraged to convey ideas and feelings whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem. Furthermore, children are taught to develop their appreciation of art in other cultures and that of other artists. As a school, we forge links with the wider community and other schools through art competitions and displays of work. These relationships allow our pupils to have access to more specialist equipment and broaden their artistic experiences.
Curriculum coverage for each year group in Art and Design learning is outlined below. The progression of children's skills and knowledge in Art and Design is outlined in the MBLS Learning Scale. If you have any queries regarding how any aspect of how Art and Design are taught in your child’s year group then please contact their class teacher in the first instance.
Art and Design teaching at The Mary Bassett Lower School is coordinated by Mrs Davies-Muir.
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