Art and Design

Our vision for Mossley CE Primary School is one of high standards, achieved through the creative aspects of the curriculum. The sense of purpose, relevance and the excitement in learning provide children with the opportunities they need to achieve succeed and believe.

Art, craft and design is very much central to this vision. We place emphasis on the use of first-hand experience, experimentation and development of ideas and skills based on a wide range of stimuli. The quality of the first-hand experience is extremely important.

We plan carefully as a school, and have now begun focussing half termly on specific areas of the Art and Design curriculum, to ensure that it meets the needs of the children.  Ensuring a progression in the full range of skills needed by the children and promoting breadth and balance in their work is very important to us.

Children love art at Mossley CE Primary School, our approach enthuses the children and leads to some really exciting art, craft and design opportunities within the overall topic-based approach.

Art, craft and design provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world.

Enabling children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern- using different materials and processes, the art, craft and design experiences at Mossley CE Primary School have a positive impact on other areas of the curriculum.

Our children adore seeing their art, craft or design work on display and our extremely popular Art and Design after school clubs give even more opportunities for children to get creative and shine. During the year, children actively take part in local art competitions, community workshops and shared school curriculum enrichment days. We have achieved Artsmark Gold. The beautiful displays around our school are testament to  the quality of our teaching and learning experiences.

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