At Milstead we want children to have the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy art. We believe that to create art and be creative is is a vital part of a child's education. It allows children to develop lifelong skills such as experimenting and exploring, practise, perseverance, evaluating, using their imagination and gaining a sense of pride. In art there is no right or wrong, but a chance for the children to express themselves in a way they chose, using the tools they need. Art offers a unique input to a child's personal development and has a positive impact on their wider achievement, as well as an important means for self-expression, imagination, play and experimentation. Art provides children with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, whilst learning about and making links with a wide spectrum of different types of art in our society.
Through the teaching of progressive art skills, the children explore different ideas and techniques that will inspire their future creations. These skills are developed across each year and built upon from prior learning.