Art & DT
Pupils are encouraged to develop the practical skills of observation and visual investigation through a wide range of media including drawing, painting and sculpture. They will be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity and experimentation.
We aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Pupils will learn about great artists, designers and craft makers, they will also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Sketchbooks will be used in school for pupils to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
The Importance of Design & Technology
Design and Technology (D&T) prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve the quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become independent and creative problem solvers both as individuals and as members of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities, responding to them by developing a range of design ideas for making products and systems. In their designing and making, pupils combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues and function. As they do so, they reflect on, learn from and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects.
Teaching and learning
D&T activities are taught in a variety of ways across the school, sometimes in blocks of taught time, as part of a topic, or in short skills-based activities. D&T has relevance across the curriculum and links with other subjects; science and art and design, in particular, are identified in the units of work.
D&T activities are planned to ensure continuity and progression by building on the specific knowledge skills and understanding contained in the subject profile. Appropriate units of work are planned using a combination of topic work and published resources.