Expressive Art and Design

Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. At Croft School, we believe that a high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

 

Values:

The vision of art and design at Croft School is one that values:

  • opportunities to enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination,
  • pupils selecting their own ideas to use in their work;
  • being creative and imaginative through a range of complex activities;
  • development of children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques;
  • critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures;
  • developing increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials;
  • enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers

The Subject Leader for Art and Design is Mrs Karen Donoghue.

Please see our Art and Design Policy for full details

Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.

The vision of music at Croft is one that values:

  • Learning to play tuned and un-tuned instruments
  • Listening, understanding and appreciating live and recorded music
  • Making and combining sounds and improvising and composing music
  • Using and understanding musical notation
  • Learning about musical history
  • Singing, chanting and rhymes

The Subject Leader for Music is Mr Simon Robson.

Please see our Music Policy for full details.