Art & DT
Art is a foundation subject of the National Curriculum and an important part of developing our children’s ability to develop their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others. Each year group plans art lessons, which aim to ensure that children are able to develop key skills using specific media. Our aim is to ensure that children are confident approaching artwork, feel a strong sense of achievement, value the impact of art within our own lives and are able to reach their full potential.
We believe that art is a vital part of children’s education and has a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum, as well as the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists.
Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered and progressive sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (Line & Pattern, Shape, Colour, Contrast & Emphasis, Movement & Rhythm, Value, Texture, Balance, Form, Space, Proportion and Unity & Variety) will be developed by providing a well-planned curriculum in which there is a strong focus on progression of skills.
As part of our ‘Cultural Capital’, we aim for every pupil to have visited an art gallery by the end of Key Stage 2.
Design and Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems.