Art and Design
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Wilby Primary School holds the Gold Artsmark awarded by the Arts Council England.
Art and Design are considered to be an integral part of the Arts curriculum at Wilby –we provide exciting, high-quality learning opportunities for our children which sit firmly at the centre of everything we do. They bring cohesion to learning experiences from across the curriculum, enabling children to make sense of their experiences and to express how they feel about them
At Wilby Art/Design is taught to each year group by our Arts Lead. We provide children with a wide variety of Art/Design activities. Each year the children build on the skills that they have learnt in the previous year. Our Arts Curriculum enables the children to find out about the work of different artists as well as developing their own artistic skills. Pupils have the opportunity to experiment with a range of mediums such as: sculpture, sewing, sketch pencils, charcoal, watercolours, oil pastels, acrylic paint and Batik.
The DT curriculum at Wilby enables the children to gain knowledge and understanding of materials, structures, controls and mechanisms. It also provides them with opportunities to develop their designing, enquiry, scientific and mathematical skills.
Our highly popular Art Club allows pupils to explore and extend their interests further by working on individual and group projects that utilise a variety of techniques.
Many of the art/design projects at Wilby are linked with others areas of the curriculum, for example a whole school project on ‘Keen to be Green’ inspired pupils to create a junk modelling fashion show
We like to celebrate the children’s artwork by displaying it within the classrooms and school hall as well as encouraging pupils to take part in regional art shows/competitions such as Young Artist East Anglia.