At Moor Hey School, Art is taught to suit the abilities of pupils at a variety of levels. We aim to stimulate creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences, using a wide range of mediums. Our pupils are encouraged to explore their ideas and feelings, making sense of them through their creative work.
Art is an ideal platform for sensory learning and developing fine motor skills. Pupils can experiment with expressing themselves in a variety of ways and explore several materials, tools and techniques; experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. We strive to provide a sense of achievement at the end of each lesson, boosting pupil’s confidence and feeling of self-belief. The works of various artists are studied throughout the school year, looking at their personal lives, their inspiration along with the mediums and techniques the artists used. Each artist is selected to provide a wide spectrum of artistic ideals and techniques.
The confidence, self-belief and fine motor skills along with cross-curriculum links are dispersed throughout pupil’s experiences in other subjects and their daily lives. An opportunity to express themselves in a non-verbal way is invaluable to many of our pupils. Their growth through the subject of Art can be a delight to observe during their school life.