Art is presented in a lively and interesting way throughout the school, the emphasis being on learning through fun, discovery and an increasing use of knowledge and skills.
The Art syllabus provides a broad range of opportunities where each year group investigate and/or are taught the following elements:
- Printing/Graphic Design
- Artists/History of Art
The school has a specialised Art and Design Room where an extensive range of facilities including a kiln, screen printing, and silk painting are found. The allocation of Art at CPS is as follows:
EYFS: Nursery and Reception
Art is mainly topic based.
Junior School: Years 1 to 4
Art is mainly topic based although some discrete lessons are taught by a specialist teacher. From Year 3 children use a sketchbook to record, research and explore their ideas.
Senior School: Years 5-8
Pupils are taught in the purpose built Art Room by the Head of Department. The importance of thorough, good quality preparation, usually in sketch, is paramount, so that the majority of the lesson can be given over to practical work.