Art and Design

At Castle Hill, we believe in the importance of embedding creativity in our pupils. Our school engages, inspires and challenges all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. This allows children to develop an understanding for its importance and its capacity as powerful form of communication. Our aim is for our pupils to engage in critical thinking and develop a deeper understanding of art and design throughout their school career. Whilst developing a knowledge of how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture and creativity in our lives.

Each term we hold an event that links to our current topic, allowing the children to plan develop and evaluate their learning. This also gives the children a chance to share their work with the important people in their lives. Allowing each child to develop a sense of pride seeing their work acknowledged by all of the staff and pupils.

For example during our previous topic ‘Splash’ the children put together a performance showcasing their work. The performance included a range of creative endeavours from poetry to protest banners. The children also had the opportunity to work with local artist, Fran Crowe. The children used plastic waste materials to create large-scale sea creatures.

Art and Design at home

There are always lots of events happening in and around the local area.

Click on the images below to take a look at some websites we recommend to help support your child in developing their creativity and expose them to creative experiences.

Whole School Art and Design Overview

AD skills progression description 20-21.pdf

Please contact Hannah Martin to find out more about our Art and Design curriculum.