All classes receive a specialist Art session every week.
We are very lucky to have a dedicated purpose built art room in school. It has a different feel for the children from an ordinary classroom, it is like coming to special place and that makes them take their art making more seriously. They also learn where to find materials and are then able to make choices about what to use in their work.
Art and creativity are important to everybody. Art takes us inside ourselves and often we find we can create things we didn’t know were possible. All children are naturally creative and enjoy experimenting with materials and art teaching encompasses this. In a climate where many primary schools are squeezing out the creative subjects in favour of the more academic ones, at Wycliffe we have shown through our focused art teaching what children can create when they are given the opportunities.
It is important for the children’s self identity as artists that their work is displayed for others to see and this is reflected in the many displays all around school.
The children are rightly proud of their art work and enjoyed showing it off to their families at the art hunt that was held on the 23rd of June. We had lots of visitors who were surprised at the quality of the work on show. After going around the displays and answering questions there was a family art activity in the new dining hall and refreshments for everybody. The money raised from the refreshment sales are going towards buying more materials for the art room.