For an overview and explanation please view the Parents' Guide to the 2014 Jersey Curriculum on our main curriculum page.
Art is taught both as a subject in its own right and also as a means of exploring and representing other areas of the curriculum. As you walk around the school, it will be clear to you that both children and staff highly enjoy and value this subject. In our teaching, we aim to develop children’s natural creativity and skills, working from a variety of starting points. These include: working from their imagination; first-hand experiences and close observation; and also through the exploration of different media and the work of other artists. From Nursery to Year 6 we encourage children to express and represent their ideas, feelings and observations with confidence. They have opportunities to work not only with drawing and painting media but also to explore processes and techniques relating to printing, textiles and 3D work. Children are encouraged to make choices about the media and tools that they use for a task. To help them with this, they each have an ideas book in which they explore, collect and record ideas that will inform their work.