Art & Design
Art is important to us at Fairfields. You only have to walk down our colourful corridors to see the wonderful work the children enjoy producing. Children love art and we ensure that, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, art is enjoyed by everyone.
Why do children study Art?
There are many reasons to study art but we know that art helps to develop imagination, self-expression and creativity. It also helps to develop self-confidence, self-discipline and resilience, as children perfect their work, producing some highly skilled pieces. Art helps to develop critical thinking and of course, it also aids relaxation and well-being.
Unusually for a primary school, we are very lucky to have our own dedicated Art Block where the children can get a little messy, as can the tables and chairs! All our resources can be held in one place and the children can work on their art projects over time, without the need to pack everything away and out of sight.
For the past few years, we have been able to run a very successful art gallery where the children’s art works have been exhibited in our Studio building for parents to both enjoy and purchase!
Our lucky Year 6s will be visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge in March. The Fitzwilliam houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million beautiful works of art, masterpiece paintings and historical artefacts.
Please see, via the links below, what, when and how Art is taught at Fairfields…
Please note that from Spring Term 2023 we will be using Access Art to support our Art & Design planning and teaching.