We encourage children to become aware of the arts all around them, teaching them to take creative risks in exciting and meaningful ways. Art is often linked to topic work such as History and Geography, providing valuable opportunities for children to understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Additionally, children have the opportunity to investigate and explore a range such as media such as paint, pastels and clay, learning traditional techniques as well as being encouraged to explore new, innovative and fun methods of art making. We celebrate our schools creativity by taking part in events such as The Campaign for Drawing’s ‘Big Draw’, where children are encouraged to explore mark making in unique and exciting ways, often on a grand scale! We continue to strengthen our links with local creative organisations to ensure that children have opportunities to work with real artists and develop an appreciation of the arts around them both in school and in their local community.