At Eastling, we embrace pupils in an engaging, inspiring and challenging art and design curriculum. We allow our children to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. During art and design lessons children at Eastling are encouraged to be as individual as possible in order to showcase the wide range of artistic talents we have here at our school. They research key people in the world of art and use them as inspiration to shape their own ideas.
Lessons can sometimes link to other areas of the curriculum to enable the children to make connections within their learning.
All children have their own sketchbook to record their art work and learning throughout their time at Eastling.
Art and design in the EY falls under the area of ‘Expressive arts and design.’ It is used to develop a child’s imagination, creativity and their ability to use media and materials. It helps our reception children to represent and understand their own feelings and ideas.
In Key Stage One pupils are taught:
In Key Stage Two pupils develop their techniques, including control and the use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
They are taught:
At Eastling Primary School our teachers embrace every opportunity to take learning outside. With a range of natural materials at our fingertips art is the perfect subject to study outside in nature. Taking inspiration from artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, children at Eastling love using natural materials to create their artistic masterpieces!