The National Curriculum for Art aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. It aims to equip children with the knowledge and skills needed to experiment with and create their own works of art and design. At Coppull St John’s we hope to implement this though Art and Design lessons and a rich cross curricular approach. Art and Design is an important part of our curriculum and it is our aim to engage and inspire all children through creative planning opportunities. We believe that Art and Design encourages children to develop their creativity, nurtures their imagination and provides them with a variety of ways to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions. We aim to give all children the confidence to express themselves through a range of sources and mediums. Our children are given many opportunities to experiment with a range of different materials, to use drawing, painting, printing, sculpting, collage, textiles and digital media techniques to bring their ideas to life. We value outdoor learning and provide many opportunities for children to develop their creativity and imagination using natural materials. As children progress they will build on their skills through experimentation and develop control and finesse. We want our children to know how Art and Design has contributed to our culture and understanding of our history and the world. They will focus on a variety of artists linked to their topics and they will begin to understand the development of their particular art forms. The children will have opportunities to take inspiration from these key artists and create their own artworks in their particular styles. At Coppull St. Johns we hope to foster a love of Art and Design as the children make their journey through school, giving them the opportunities, knowledge and skills needed to develop their understanding and techniques.