Horncastle does not attempt to define art but it recognises that art is the expression of ideas, thoughts and emotions in a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media across the 6 main areas of art; drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and sculpture and a progression of skills within each of these areas. We also ensure our children are able to explore and develop their ideas and can evaluate their work. As a school, we use Kapow for our curriculum and this covers the 6 main areas under 4 headings – drawing, painting and mixed media, Sculpture and 3D and Craft and Design.
As a school we value and are dedicated to the teaching of Art and Design. We see this as a fundamental part of school life. We are committed to providing an arts rich curriculum for our children. We believe by developing this we can contribute to the quality of our children’s lives both within and beyond school. We see Art and Design as a means to support learning in a range of ways. The skills that are developed in this subject can be transferred across the curriculum and thus support learning.
Why is this right for the children at Horncastle?
At Horncastle, we know that Art and Design is right for us, as it offers so many positive rewards, develops skills and free-thinking allowing us to ‘shine’- whatever the outcome. Art and Design encourages self-expression and creativity but can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity. Learning through creativity builds young people’s life skills – helping them to be more inquisitive, persistent, imaginative, disciplined. Art and Design has a central role in the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, encouraging innovation, analysis and evaluation – skills that are undoubtedly valuable in school, and well beyond into the workplace. All of this helps to promote a more confident, expressive, out-going individual.
We are proud to have achieved the Silver Arts Mark in 2020.