At West Melton Primary School we share the view with the NSEAD that a high-quality art, craft and design education makes the world a better place. A high-quality art curriculum provides and inspires personal expression, cultural understanding, creative and practical responses, promotes imaginative risk taking to provide solutions to our material, emotional, social and virtual worlds.
At West Melton, we strongly believe that art plays a vital part of children’s education, with a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum and the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities, as well as an understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through the study of a diverse range of male and female artists. Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential. Our children will be exposed to a broad based experiential curriculum, experiencing various artistic disciplines throughout their time at our school. Teaching staff lead art lessons with a no ceiling approach to differentiation, taking into consideration the needs of children with SEND and the most able, enabling all children to access our challenging curriculum and to feel confident in their developing skills.
Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed to provide our children with the subject-specific language they need to describe, question and discuss ideas relating to art, craft and design. Indeed, it is one of the ‘foundations’ aspects of the curriculum at West Melton that will add real value to the children’s primary education.
How do I find out more about the curriculum?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum or have any queries please contact Mr A Krabbendam, Interim Headteacher, using the details on our contact us page.