At Handcross we recognise the value of Art and Design in the lives of the children we teach. As a result, we ensure that art lessons are thoughtfully planned in accordance with the National Curriculum programmes of study and have clear opportunities for children to develop their skills in printing, drawing, sculpture building and textiles. Lessons are taught in units and we try our best to make beneficial links to topics being taught. Children are exposed to a range of artists and are encouraged to develop their own responses to their work, as well as the work of others.
All children at Handcross are artists and we love seeing the wonderful pieces they create!
Please click the links below to view the National Curriculum programme of study for Key Stage 1 and 2 as well as useful links for encouraging Art and Design opportunities at home.
Diversity Week 2021
In 2021, the children participated in a whole school based ' Diversity Week'. We used the Tate Modern 'Hear My Story' project as inspiration for the work we created during the week. The children explored textiles and patterns from different cultures as well as a diverse range of artists before designing and creating their own patterns that best represented their own story. Please watch the video below to see what we got up to and what we produced together as a school.