Welcome to our Art Page
Our school's mission statement:
Attainment through caring, challenge and creativity
Why is Art and Design so important ... so many reasons!
'I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.'
'The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.'
At Birkdale Primary School, we believe that;
Art contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, physically, socially and cognitively. It provides all children with the opportunity to express themselves imaginatively, creatively and therefore developing their understanding of, and response to, the world around them.
Through our art opportunities in school, we aim to address the challenge and creativity aspects of our school statement by providing opportunities for children to explore their ideas and record their experiences through a variety of techniques using a variety of media too.
In Art, we have dedicated a week in each term as an ‘Art Week.’
In each year group,from Nursery to Year 6,the children will learn in detail about an artist to develop their appreciation of Art, through a range of Art lessons and cross curricular activities. They will also develop and progress their Art skills through a range of techniques that will enhance their learning across the curriculum.
In Art and Design, our expectations are that each child is given the opportunity to explore a variety of skills and knowledge in order to become confident and independent artists who can articulate and value their own creative journey in life and value their place within it.
Our school ambassador for Art is ...
Pupil Voice - coming soon ... what do pupils in our school think about Art.
A selection of children's artwork was exhibited at the Ainsdale Show on Saturday July 2nd 2022 which is celebrating its 100th year! Well done to all of the children, especially those of you who were lucky enough to catch the judges eye and win a prize! There were at least 4 other local schools who also entered work, so a big 'well done'to all our prize winners.
A selection of art work from the Nursery and Reception classes