Here at Pinewood we aim to instil a life- long love of the arts. We know how important a creative approach to learning is and try to make links with all areas of the curriculum whenever possible. Our high-quality art and design curriculum engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We now use a skills and knowledge based assessment system which encourages the children to experiment and gain a whole host of new skills, ranging from drawing and painting, right through to 3D form.
Our school also takes part in the National Gallery ‘Take one Picture’ project on a regular basis. The whole school uses one painting as a starting point for all areas of the curriculum and then produces an exhibition in school to show all the amazing work they have produced linked to the painting. We have taken part in this project for the past few years and are extremely proud of the wonderful work the children manage to produce during this time. In addition, we work with a range of highly skilled artists, theatre groups, musicians and dancers to help support our children in developing skills across all areas of the arts. The children are also offered a range of art based extra-curricular clubs throughout the year, including dance, painting and sewing to name just a few. We have recently been awarded the Artsmark award. This further demonstrates our commitment to the arts and further enriches and strengthens our arts and cultural provision within school. We are very proud of our achievement and the arts we can offer at PInewood!
These are some comments about the exhibition from our parents/carers . . . Everyone loved it!