Art and Design

At Lime Academy Abbotsmede we believe the purpose of art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.

We introduce pupils to the wonders of the artistic world where the children have the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques using different media, and study the history of arts as well as application of design technology, ceramics and textiles.

Art and design is taught throughout the integrated curriculum following the objectives from the national curriculum. At Lime Academy Abbotsmede we endeavour to make sure that the curriculum is as creative as possible and therefore the various aspects of art and design are expressed through a variety of subjects creating cross curricular links wherever possible. Lime Academy Abbotsmede provide children in KS1 and KS2 with high quality sketch books where ideas and observations can be recorded, reviewed and revisited.

Art and design is an important aspect of the curriculum as it gives children from foundation stage, Key Stage 1 and 2 the opportunity to express themselves through different medias. This expression is valued at Lime Academy Abbotsmede and displaying the children’s art work prominently throughout the school as well as regularly exhibiting children’s work to parents.

Through design and technology Lime Academy Abbotsmede offer an inspiring, rigorous and practical way of expressing creativity and imagination. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Through a process of design, making, evaluating and extending their technical knowledge, children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. We provide quality design and technology education that makes an essential contribution to their creativity, culture, wealth and well-being as well as giving them a basic understanding of cooking and nutrition.

We also have a week every year devoted to Art, during this week the children have the opportunity to look at various different themes with a focus on art skills.