Art at Westminster
Lead: Emma Sharp
Art and Design is an important part of the curriculum as it stimulates the imagination, encourages children’s natural creativity and provides the skills to enable them to become confident and enthusiastic artists and designers. Art education gives children the opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially and it enables them to respond to the world around them in a unique way. At Westminster Primary Academy, children are given opportunities to appreciate, discuss and respond to a variety of art, craft and design forms from different times and cultures. 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.