Art lessons within the classroom give children the opportunity to develop their skills in drawing, painting, collage, printing, textiles and 3D construction. Many links are made to other subjects, particularly English, History and Geography.
We enjoy whole school art projects such as when a professional artist visited and taught the children from Reception to Year 6 skills to create their own Picasso picture. It was a fantastic immersive experience, which engaged every child in the school.
Teachers use the schemes, Hamilton Trust and Suffolk to guide their art teaching.
Design Technology is taught in a way that ensures children make cross curricular links within their learning. Links are often made to a humanities or science area of study in order to bring context to the learning, making it meaningful and valuable.
From the Early Years, children enjoy a range of designing and building activities including junk modelling and making musical instruments from everyday objects. This recycling of materials is continued throughout the school which encourages the children to consider the recycling and sustainability of everyday materials.
We teach the children to carefully think about each stage, including research, design, making (practical skills and techniques) and evaluation of the product they are creating. Units include cookery, construction and textiles and objectives are set out school, linked to the National Curriculum.