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At Bradley Primary School, we recognise that Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.

We encourage children to explore ideas and meanings through the work of a range of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had in different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts can enrich all our lives. Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity and can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity.

Creativity can also help with wellbeing and improving health and happiness acting as an outlet for releasing the pressures of everyday life. Studying arts subjects also helps to develop critical thinking and the ability to interpret the world around us.

Our spaced learning curriculum ensures that children make progress by building on their prior learning. Cultural Capital is developed by providing the children with enrichment opportunities where possible.
· To develop the children’s knowledge of materials by allowing them to experiment freely and to encourage them to use materials sensibly and safely.  
· To ensure the children learn a range of pertinent skills so that they develop an expertise in using both materials and equipment and so enable the realisation of their ideas.