Art & DT

    “eVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST. THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO REMAIN AN ARTIST ONCE HE GROWS UP”

    Pablo Picasso

    Art and Design Technology are timetabled as separate subjects for all children and there are also weekly art based clubs every term. We have separate dedicated Art and DT rooms and the lessons are taught by specialist staff.

    Children have the chance to use a variety of different materials in both lessons and have fun appreciating the creativity and skills of different cultures and artists, from Islamic art to Van Gogh.

    Design and Technology is used to develop children’s thinking, evaluation and analysis skills, such as investigating ways to amuse younger children with a cam-powered toy or designing and sewing glasses cases. We also consider the wider world issues when making a reusable shopping bag and economical use of materials.

    We have an ethos of developing and expressing opinions in discussions and respecting the views of others. The children self-evaluate their work in progress and work with their teacher to determine their own areas for development, creating independent thinking and self-motivated artists and designers.

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