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The Croft Preparatory School

Dulce et Forte


“Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes



In Key Stage 1, we build on the strong foundations made in Early Years, by encouraging and enabling children to fully develop their imagination and creativity. This helps develop the whole child and has a link to all areas of the curriculum.


The children begin by exploring the different materials that are traditionally used in art, and they are encouraged to express themselves by combining these materials in various ways to express their creativity. The children are introduced to different artists and their works, and encouraged to discover and master the techniques expressed by the artists. As well as learning about famous artists the children investigate different artistic styles.