We are passionate about ensuring that all children at Rimrose Hope have the opportunity to express and develop their art & design skills. All teacher and learning experiences are underpinned by our Christian values and reflect the school's ethos.
Below is a brief outline of what the children experience across the whole school:
The Foundation Stage
We encourage creative work throughout the Foundation Stage, as part of the EYFS curriculum. We plan opportunities for creative experiences using objectives set out in Development Matters.
The children’s learning includes art, music, dance, role-play, imaginative play, cooking and growing. This range of experiences enables our children to make connections between one area of learning and another, and so extends their understanding of the world around them.
At Key Stage 1, our children are introduced to a range of materials and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture and product design. They are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in their work and to begin to be reflective artists. The children take influence from famous artists and designers and are invited to discuss similarities and differences in their works.
At Key Stage 2, our children learn to master the skills and techniques acquired in KS1 and learn to become more critical of their own work, discussing how they could improve and refine their work. They will gain the confidence to select and discuss their choice of media. The children will also plan and evaluate products that they have designed and created.
It is vital for us that the children's work is displayed and celebrated. We have created a 'Rimrose Hope Gallery' that enables us to showcase the children's masterpieces across the year groups. The gallery is situated outside Mr. Crilly's office. Permanent collaborative displays can also be found dotted around the school which the children have worked on with local artists.
Mrs Owen and Miss Brady.