Art, craft and design stimulates creativity and imagination. We provide a rich environment in which we encourage our children to communicate through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and materials. Investigating lines, shapes, colours and textures help our children with the basics and enable other work such as 3D and printing to happen.
During their primary years, children have the chance to study works of art from many different eras and cultures within their Cornerstones curriculum themes. Art provides opportunities for creativity, self-expression and communication, alongside the development of appreciation and evaluative skills.
Design Technology helps children to become problem solvers through practical tasks, using creativity and imagination.
Children take every day or familiar objects and investigate how they actually work and who they are really aimed at. Working with a variety of materials and through the new skills they learn, children get to design, make and evaluate a range of products. Design Technology is a subject all children can enjoy individually or as part of a team and gives them the opportunity to become innovators.
The Design and Technology curriculum is designed to give pupils opportunities to develop skills in designing and making food products, textiles products, structures and mechanisms which at times will incorporate using electrical components. This is an ideal springboard for the development of collaborative working and encourages evaluations of the pupils own ideas and products.