Art & Design
Art and Design is a key part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. At Honeywell Junior School our Art and Design curriculum aims to engage, challenge and inspire our pupils. Art and Design is taught as a discrete subject to ensure we embed knowledge and develop skills so that pupils are able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art And Design as subject discipline. However, links are made across and beyond the curriculum so that pupils can understand the cultural and historical context of Art and Design. We want our pupils to produce artwork they feel proud of which can challenge and develop independence and self-motivation. Our work promotes individuality, difference as well appreciation of other cultures and to help them to make sense of the world. We wish to equip children with an appreciation of a variety of Art, which encourages them to become lifelong learners.
As a Rights Respecting School, we consider the benefits of expression through art. This supports pupils’ mental health and well-being. The UN convention on the Rights of the Child also links with our aim of promoting global citizenship and appreciation for a wide variety of beliefs and cultures.