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Art at Hylands

At Hylands Primary School we believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the skill, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. It fires their imagination and encourages creativity across the curriculum.

Our Art curriculum, which stems from the National Curriculum and our topics, encourages the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should feel safe to experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Self-evaluation of work is encouraged, and children are taught how to be resilient to achieve their goals – to believe that everyone’s efforts are valued

We use sketchbooks to record experiences and to help the children develop their artistic ability. We encourage children to work on their own, and collaboratively, and to be proud of their artistic achievements

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‘Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality’Quentin Blake

We celebrate and recognise the work that children bring into school and create within class by displaying work in our own Hylands Art Gallery.

Throughout the year children are encouraged to show their creativity outside of the Curriculum by entering both national and local competitions, for example ‘Images of my Mother’, ‘Design a Christmas Bauble’ and ‘Easter Hats’. In addition, our children regularly decorate windows in the local shopping centre at Christmas and have been successful in winning this and other competitions.

At Hylands Primary School we will always continue to encourage our pupils to believe in their creative abilities, to continuously strive to improve on their work and have the confidence to be able to say: 

This is my work – and it’s great!’

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