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At New Park, we believe that children’s creativity should be stimulated and nurtured through a broad and balanced Art curriculum. This is underpinned through the explicit teaching of artistic skills, cross curricular opportunities and real-life experiences. It is our responsibility to foster an enthusiasm and appreciation for the arts, so that pupils independently build their curiosity and are equipped with practical, observational and communicative skills that they will carry with them throughout their education.
New Park’s art provision should enrich children’s learning by encouraging them to be visual and critical thinkers, who take risks and develop non-verbal ways of organising and showcasing ideas. Children need to understand the role art has in shaping and reflecting history and culture, through studying the different principles, styles and periods of art. This learning should be embodied through the progression of discrete art skills, so that children adopt their own techniques and build a vocabulary that enhances their artistic expression.