Art & DT

'Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.’

Confucius 


At Van Gogh Primary, children will learn the skills and processes necessary to develop and facilitate their creativity. The children will experience a variety of different techniques and mediums throu9314a67c 1a69 455a a118 94fb3cacb819gh which they can express their ideas, thoughts and feelings.

To enrich their engagement the children will be introduced to different Artists and discover the endless diversity of Art - realising that self expression comes in many forms and that there is neither a right or wrong way to create.

'The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right doing.'

Angeles Arrien

The opportunities to develop creative skills will progress over time ensuring that artistic techniques are taught clearly in an exciting, intriguing format allowing  the children to build upon previous experiences. 

'The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.' 

Ananda Coomaraswamy

Key Curriculum Principles

1. Knowledge Rich: Studying the work of artists/designers and implementing their methods develops fundamental knowledge of relevant techniques. 

2. Deliberate Practice: Exercising a variety of techniques and methods learnt, over time, create confidence and competence.  

3. Stories: Children think about the inspirations behind pieces of artwork and understand how humans have used Art and DT as a medium for story-telling and expression throughout history. 

4. Feedback and Assessment: Feedback is supportive and enhances children’s self-reflections about their developing skills including the impact and effect of their creations.  (Ref. Austin's Butterfly)

IMPLEMENTATION

How is Art and DT taught in KS1?  IMG 6816

How - The children are taught to use a range of materials in drawing, painting and design.They are shown how to use these materials effectively to create their ideas . They will be introduced to different artists to encourage them to see a variety of techniques and practices and it will give them the platform to begin to express their opinions and feelings about Art, realising that there is no right or wrong in creativity.

When - It is dependent upon each year group  - they will either block off a set amount of time to start and complete their Art or DT project within a specific time period or they will allocate a weekly time over the term within which they will complete their topic.

How is  Art and DT  taught in KS2

How - The children are taught to develop their control and use of materials, encouraging them to  experiment with new techniques utilised by current day artists. By exposing the children to new artists and the masters it broadens their horizons and develops their confidence to engage more when encouraged to express themselves in a sketch or note book. 

When - It is dependent upon each year group  - they will either block off a set amount of time to start and complete their Art or DT project within a specific time period or they will allocate a weekly time over the term within which they will complete their topic.

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Depending upon the year group and the needs of the SEND children each activity will be adapted accordingly to ensure every child has the opportunity to create.

Feedback and Assessment of learning

Assessment is through photographic evidence of the process and/or the final results. All evidence is to be added to each year group folder at the end of each Term with a short summary on techniques used and the children’s engagement.

Staff professional learning

Professional learning days, sharing ideas and new opportunities to increase staff’s awareness of creative ways to develop their teaching abilities.

Cross curricular links

Links are made where possible that have  relevant meaning to the children’s wider learning experiences. e.g. Did a specific historical event influence a particular artist’s technique? Why did that have an impact on him/her?
 

Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Painting

Self portraits

DT: Interactive structures

Design and make a toy

 

DT: Product improvement Describe and improve an umbrella design

Mixed Media

Collage

Nutrition

Understand where food comes from.

Year 2

3D Models

Model London

Painting

Watercolour landscapes

Textiles

Sock puppets

3D sculptures

Nutrition

Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

Year 3

Painting

Rock cave painting

Famous artist study

 

DT: Aesthetic Products

Making decorative light up signs

Structures

Mosaic

Nutrition

Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

Year 4

Mixed Media including painting Victorian Silhouettes

Famous artist study

Nutrition

Prepare and cook a variety of savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.

3D models

Volcanoes

Mixed Media

Collage Death Masks

Year 5

3D Sculptures

Greek vases

Nutrition

Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

DT: Movement of vehicles

Building an electric buggy

Textiles

A picnic blanket for royalty!

Year 6

Mixed Media including painting Propaganda posters

Famous artist study

Lowry

DT: Electrical Mechanisms

Alarm for a box

Nutrition

Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

3D Sculptures

Legacy sculpture

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