Art and DT promote creativity and imagination in pupils, skills which are valued and transferable to all other areas of the curriculum. The practical exploration within art builds confidence, develops new skills as well as enhances existing skills.
At St James’ CE Primary School, children learn a progression of Art and DT skills through the different year groups that are linked with their topics. We aim to give the children a variety of enriched experiences where they study a range of artists and styles from different cultures, experiment with different materials and techniques as well as bring their ideas into reality by constructing their pieces of art. They are taught to plan, design, complete and evaluate their work and the work of others.
We aim to teach children the following:
Pattern and texture in natural and made forms.
Colour matching and colour mixing.
How images are made using line and tone.
The use of shape, form and space in images and artefacts.
How to develop, plan and communicate ideas.
Work with tools, equipment, materials and components.
Evaluate processes and product.
Investigate artists and significant figures in creative design.