At Woodlands Infant and Nursery School we strongly believe appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. Through our planning of Art we aim to; enable children to record from first-hand experience.

Art and Design at Woodlands Infant and Nursery School stimulates both creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world.

During the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, pupils use: colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.

With the use of Art we aim to improve the children's ability to control materials, tools and techniques, increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of Art and Design in different times and cultures, develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials.

Through Art and Design activities, children learn to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping different environments both indoors and out.

The children explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. They learn to understand, appreciate and enjoy the visual arts and the power they have to enrich our personal and public lives.