Art & DT
Subject lead - Liz Andrews
Link governor - Claire Owen
Our Curriculum Intent
Art and Design Curriculum Intent
At St Andrews, our intent is that children will experience a high-quality Art and Design curriculum which will engage, inspire and challenge. Our curriculum will equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design and evoke a sense of awe and wonder. Our carefully planned curriculum progressions will ensure that pupils have a wealth of art knowledge to draw upon to create their own artwork.
Where appropriate Art and Design will be taught through cross-curricular projects to give purpose and meaning to their artwork. Art provides a wider context for other curriculum disciplines.
Art skills and knowledge will be taught under the broad areas:
· 3D Work
· Studying the work of a range of artists
Sketchbooks are a vital component of our Art and Design teaching. They are the tool which will show the process and development of ideas and skills. It is the place where art experimentation and individual expression is shown.
Children will know how Art and Design both reflect and shape our history and contributes to the culture, creativity, and wealth of the world.
Art enrichment experiences will include visiting art galleries and working with local artists.
Design and Technology Curriculum Intent
At St Andrews, our intent is that children will experience a high-quality Design and Technology curriculum which will give the children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.
Design and Technology education involves two important elements - learning about the designed and made world and how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users.
Design and Technology skills and knowledge will be taught under the broad areas:
· Knowledge about the properties of materials and components
· Mechanisms and control systems
· Existing products
· Health and Safety
Children will be encouraged to be creative and innovative, and are actively encouraged to think about important issues such as sustainability.
There are three core components which children will engage with in Design and Technology:
· Activities which involve investigating and evaluating existing products.
· Focused tasks in which children develop particular aspects of knowledge and skills.
· Designing and making activities in which children design and make 'something' for 'somebody' for 'some purpose'.
Within the curriculum all children will follow the ‘Design, Make, Evaluate’ model.
The skills learned in Design and Technology support with learning across the curriculum. Where appropriate, Design and Technology will be taught through cross-curricular projects to give purpose and meaning to their products.