At Bracken Leas, we believe that Art and Design should be taught to encourage creativity, inspire imagination and foster unique styles of both Art and Design.

We strive to engage, facilitate and challenge our children in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to experiment, invent and create their own pieces of work. Children are carefully guided through the design, make and evaluation processes necessary to construct their own products. Once a term, the children throughout school work towards a collaborative display of Art and Design to enhance our creative learning environment. The children experience creating a combination of both 2D and 3D pieces of work.

There are many opportunities for the children to explore a range of media, materials and tools in which their skills develop throughout their creative journey at Bracken Leas. As the children progress, they will begin to think critically and develop an understanding and respect for how Art and Design can reflect our culture and the culture of others’. Children will also develop an appreciation of art and well-known artists and where possible, linking this to our locality.

We are fortunate to be able to offer a well-resourced Art Room where we teach the majority of our Art and Design lessons. We believe that being in a designated Art Room inspires children’s creativity and allows them to work more freely.

Children will be made aware of the Health and Safety elements applicable to the tools and materials they are using, particularly in food technology.

At Bracken Leas we aim to embed our school ethos by supporting our children to Achieve, Believe, Learn and Enjoy, the subject of Art and Design