Our Art and Design subject leader is Mrs Madeleine Easterbrook.

At Baddow Hall Infant School our vision is for every child to make the best possible progress.

Intent for our Art and Design Curriculum:
Through our art and design curriculum at Baddow Hall Infant school, we aim to develop children into lifelong learners by providing a range of experiences, opportunities and resources to promote creativity, resilience and curiosity.

We support children’s creativity in art and design through teaching the children a range of skills, allowing them to explore different medias and exposing them to artwork and artists to inspire and develop their own ideas and exploration.

Children develop their resilience in art and design by exploring and testing new techniques and medias and by reflecting upon their work, thinking of ways to improve, develop and refine their work.

We develop curious learners by enabling children to develop their different artistic skills through the exploration of different techniques, styles and media. Children also develop their curiosity through learning about artists and different styles of artwork, answering questions about what they have seen and giving their opinions before using this to inspire their own work.

EYFS framework (educational programme):
Expressive Arts and Design - The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.

National curriculum guidance (purpose of study):
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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.