At Pippins School we aim to provide all pupils with high quality art and design education that will engage, inspire and challenge pupils. We aim also to equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and techniques to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
We wish to build yearly, on our children’s existing experiences of Art, encouraging them to think critically and develop a deeper understanding of art and design.
We aim to develop an awareness and recognition of the work of artists and craft makers and designers, both local and worldwide, from present to past times and support our pupils to understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
As we teach the skills and techniques of an art form, we will encourage our children to evaluate and improve on their own work.
We also work to develop an aesthetic sense of the visual world in our children, while learning to appreciate Art that surrounds them, in its many forms.
Above all we value the work of each child with displays at Pippins School aiming to provide a stimulating environment that shows the children’s work in a positive way; displayed with respect and care which celebrates achievement and reinforces learning.
Programmes of Work
Teachers work to ensure there is coverage throughout the year, in as many mediums as possible using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. This may mean a planned unit of work, focusing solely on using a particular art medium or studying the work of a known artist, architect or designer throughout history. Or art teaching will be part of a Cross-Curricular Topic Approach to learning where teachers plan Art that links to the unit of work being covered.
During computing children have the opportunity to use programs that generate their artwork also.