Art, Design & Technology

Art and design

The federation vision is modelled in our curriculum, where we promise to flourish together.

The art curriculum is a wonderful vehicle where our children can flourish creatively.

Art is taught in block units of 2 weeks .  Over time children are taught skills in

Drawing

Painting

Printing

Textiles

3D creations

Collage

Children look at the  art work of famous and local artists and some of their work is based on what they discover after in depth investigation into styles and techniques. Some art work is inspired by the children’s own interests and observations of the natural world around them.

Children in Early years have great fun exploring paint and collage amongst other art techniques. Early years is definitely the place to get messy and develop those skills so they can be improved throughout school life.

When Covid restrictions are not in place we offer opportunities to visit galleries and exhibitions or have visitors in to school to demonstrate their artistic talents. During Covid we have taken the opportunity to use some of the virtual resources available online.

Design technology

The federation vision is modelled in our curriculum, where we promise to flourish together.

The design technology curriculum is a wonderful vehicle where our children can flourish creatively.

DT is taught in block units of 2 weeks .  Over time children are taught skills in

Designing based on their own ideas and from evaluating existing products.

Making and creating using materials, tools and components.

Basic food technology

Textiles and fabrics

Evaluating their own and other’s work.

The pure enjoyment of Design Technology is started in Early years, where children use a range of construction kits, junk modelling , threading, weaving and food preparation , which are the basic skills to set us off on our way to becoming designers, evaluators and creators of the future.