Art and Design
Our vision for Art and Design is one that celebrates creativity, imagination and individuality. The subject is a vital part of the Primary curriculum as it provides opportunity for all children to express themselves, regardless of their abilities in verbal and written communication. We teach children that the process of creating art is equally as valuable as the finished product. This encourages them to become reflective learners with a growth mindset. We model and encourage the use of subject specific vocabulary to describe and evaluate our work as well as the work of others.
As a partnership, we make art and design meaningful by relating it to the specific topic learning of the time. Art is very effective as a cross-curricular link, adding to children’s experiences and enriching and deepening the curriculum. Children explore ideas, feelings and experiences in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. We take every opportunity to work with artists, both in school or in galleries and museums, to give pupils first hand experiences. Art and Design is also developed through Outdoor learning.
We believe that Design Technology helps to prepare children for the developing world. It encourages them to become curious and creative problem-solvers both independently and collaboratively. Our vision strongly emphasises a growth mind set. Children are encouraged to accept and celebrate mistakes and feedback. We give our pupils the opportunity to design, build, evaluate and improve their work.
Our children develop their skills in handling and using a range of tools and materials in learning that is connected to their current topic. It is an opportunity for children to apply their mathematical, scientific and social skills to solve real and relevant problems by looking for solutions and responses. Design Technology learning within our partnership requires our children to consider the needs of our local, national and global community. Our children have the chance to apply the knowledge and skills they learn when designing and making products in a range of ways including through our eco councils and outdoor learning sessions.