As well as providing strong links with other areas of the curriculum, the visual arts are an
important medium for the expression and extension of children’s ideas and for describing and
interpreting the world as they find it. Children explore a wide range of materials and are
introduced to varied skills and techniques. We encourage close observational drawing as
well as work on pattern, colour, shape, line and texture. Children are introduced to art history
and artists’ work from varied cultures and traditions. We celebrate children’s work through
displays around school, increasing their sense of enjoyment and achievement.