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Art and Design


At The Mead Infant and Nursery School we believe that Art is vital and an integral part of children’s education. Through a wide range of Art experiences our children will develop a natural sense of awe and wonder and curiosity about the world around them. We want them to have the confidence to express themselves whilst developing proficiency in skills and knowledge.

Consequently, Art has a very important place in our curriculum and is weaved into our termly topics. We see Art as a vehicle for creativity and individual expression, as well as an opportunity for collaborative work. It is also an important form of cultural expression and, therefore, has significance and meaning for all of our children.

Our teaching provides an understanding of all the diverse art forms so that the children experience drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, textiles, 3D design, printmaking and digital media.

Throughout their time at The Mead, children are introduced to a wide range of artists and their styles. We have ‘Art Days’ with a whole school focus, as well as including art in our theme weeks.

Design and Technology

At The Mead Infant and Nursery School through a wide range of  DT experiences our children will develop their ability to think and solve problems both as individuals and in groups. Children will develop their creativity and imagination through designing and making. They will also make links to designs and designers throughout history.

Our design and technology lessons encourage the designing and making of products to solve real and relevant problems. Our pupils learn to select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.


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