Art and Design Technology
Subject Leader: Mrs Harris
We experience the world in a cross-curricular way. Therefore, we must give children learning experiences that teach them to make meaningful links in their own lives. Teachers plan Art and DT opportunities carefully to ensure that the children develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. Our class themes and enquiries inspire topic projects. These are purposeful and cross-curricular experiences. Expectations for progress and achievement in all subjects represented in a learning project are equally high. Topic projects are inclusive, and engage children of all learning styles whilst developing their creativity, self-esteem and confidence.
Across the school we look at a variety of techniques including collage, printing, drawing, painting, textiles, computer and 3D design and also explore and reflect on work of many different artists. As well as working and developing ideas in sketch books, we like to exhibit our art around the school.
Art and Design Technology happening this term:
Reception – Inter-generation art project at The Dandelion Café, Edenbridge.
Year 1 – Literacy text: Into The Woods. Exploring natural materials through weaving and printmaking. Designing and building models and figures.
Year 2 – Where does our food come from? Line drawings using different media. Researching the artist Arcimboldo
Year 3 – Forces and Magnets – Choosing materials and decorating signage for the Science Fair. Designing and making models to demonstrate understanding at the Science Fair.
Year 4 – William Morris – Researching the artist and exploring techniques and styles of painting.
Year 5 – Water and Floods – Focussing on the painter Monet and collage artist Matthew Cusick.
Year 6 – Studying the artist Banksy with links to street art in Seville ahead of the Yr 6 residential trip.
History topic - Researching, designing and making models inspired by RAF planes.