Art & DT
Art is an integral part of our thematic approach to teaching where there is an emphasis on the skills taught. Year groups and phase leaders are responsible for planning, reviewing and adapting these plans to keep the curriculum themes interesting and relevant for the pupils.
We believe that art plays an integral part in children's physical, cultural, social and aesthetic development. Children across school enjoy using a variety of tools and techniques including ICT. This gives them the opportunity to develop understanding of the processes involved in producing a piece of art. School visits to Art Galleries, as well as working with visiting artists, provide opportunities to enrich the children's understanding of Art in the World.
Individual classes take responsibility for producing display boards in the halls and corridors around the school where the work of the children is celebrated, valued and displayed over the course of the year.
Design and Technology
The Design and Technology curriculum is geared towards enabling students to be able to talk about their ideas, select appropriate tools and materials, assemble and join components appropriately and safely and evaluate their finished items.
The children experiment with a variety of materials such as clay, textiles, wood, food and construction kits.