Curriculum >> Key Stage 1 >> Art & DT
Art and Design in
Art and Design are
taught twice weekly with a cross-curricular focus, mainly linked to the
geography or and history topic being taught each half term. The displays in classrooms, shared Pod areas
and communal parts of the school reflect the importance and standards of
teaching in this area. End products are
all the work of the children and are always of a standard that the children are
particularly proud of.
Through the exciting
learning opportunities offered our children are inspired, engaged and
challenged and this is one subject that can be enjoyed by all. The creative and imaginative curriculum that
we have designed equips the children with appropriate skills and knowledge to
experiment, record and invent independent ideas and forms of art. Critical evaluation and expression for
further development is integral to the learning experience.
We aim for all
children to improve their proficiency in many art and craft and design
techniques including drawing, painting and model making. The children will develop their use of
colour, texture, pattern, shape and form.
The children are encouraged to record their ideas in various forms and
use key vocabulary to describe and analyse different subject matter. We introduce the work of various artists both
contemporary and from history for the children to gain a sense of impact both
culturally and artistically. Different techniques are taught and opportunities given
to emulate the various styles studied.