Art at Westminster
Lead: Emma Sharp
Art and Design is an important part of the curriculum as it stimulates the imagination, encourages natural creativity and provides the skills to enable children to become confident and enthusiastic artists and designers. Art education in the Primary curriculum, generates opportunities for children to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially, whilst enabling them to respond to the world around them in a unique way. At Westminster Primary Academy, children experience, appreciate, discuss and respond to a wide variety of art, craft and design forms originating from different times and cultures. They use these to influence their own artwork and as a means of acquiring new skills and techniques. This is achieved through designated Art lessons and, wherever appropriate, is linked to the wider curriculum, enhancing topics and bringing them to life. In KS2, Children use their sketchbooks to record experiences, develop their ideas and show progression in their artistic ability.
We have developed our curriculum and now link in to Kapow resources to enhance planning and provision