Art and Design Technology

‘You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.’ Maya Angelou 


In Art we aim high and we are proud of the quality and progression that our children show across the school.

Children’s work is celebrated through displays and exhibitions over the course of the year.   The children build and extend their appreciation of Art through topics, lessons and visits.  These provide the opportunity to explore a range of forms and styles, including drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques, as well as accessing art from a variety of cultures.

During all Design Technology activities, we encourage the children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. The children adopt the role of a designers working in industry, meeting the requirements of set criteria and adapting their work as they develop their outcomes.

Children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

We aim to engage the children inspiring and practical projects, where possible, we link work to other curricular subject areas, such as Mathematics, Science, Computing and Art.   We also encourage our children thorugh homework and half term projects to take part in art competitions outside of school.  In the past we have had art by our children featured by Show Racism The Red Card and the Royal Academy Of Art.

The Annual STEM Week activities provide further opportunities for the children to engage in cross curricular investigations.