During Key Stage 1 pupils develop their creativity and imagination by exploring the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes. They learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment. They begin to understand colour, shape and space and pattern and texture and use them to represent their ideas and feelings.
At Manor Leas Infant School we aim to promote fun and creativity via different sensory experiences in a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media. We also aim to develop children’s appreciation of art by exploring work by different artists and from varying cultures.
Each half term, children in every year group look at different artists for inspiration. Artists we have learnt about include; Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Andy Goldsworthy, Rousseau and illustrators such as Eric Carle.
We also like to invite visiting artists into our school where children have the opportunity to work on individual and group/class art works whenever it is applicable to the topic. Every child in school had a busy, inspiring, creative, fun day and mod-roc carnival masks, rainforest and carnival themed wooden jigsaw art and textile pieces were made and are now permanently displayed in school for children, staff and visitors to admire!