Art and Design Technology

 

Art

At Newburgh CE Primary School our Art and Design Curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum and so will enable the children to reach and exceed their potential. It will enable pupils to create art work with a real purpose in terms when displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.

 

The purpose of our Art Curriculum at Newburgh CE Primary School is to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love and appreciation for art/artists and to nurture their natural talents as individuals to increase their self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

 

In the EYFS pupils will:

Expressive Arts & Design - 

  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used.
  • Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.
  • Invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and their teacher.
  • Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs.
  • Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others and move in time with music.

The Natural World - 

  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants.

Fine Motor Skills - 

  • Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery.
  • Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.

 

In Key Stage 1 pupils will:

  • Use a range of materials to creatively design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

In Key Stage 2 pupils will:

  • Use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example pencil, charcoal, paint, clay).
  • Be taught about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

Design Technology

 At Newburgh CE Primary School our design and technology curriculum provides children with a real life context for learning. Through the DT curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose.

 

Our teaching of DT follows the design, make and evaluate cycle. Each stage should be rooted in technical knowledge. The design process should be rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to learning. While making, children should be given choice and a range of tools to choose freely from. To evaluate, children should be able to evaluate their own products against a design criteria. Each of these steps should be rooted in technical knowledge and vocabulary. DT should be taught to a high standard, where each of the stages should be given equal weight. There should be evidence in each of these stages in the children's sketch books, which should also develop to show clear progression across the key stages as they are passed up through each year group.

 

In the EYFS this looks like:

Physical Development - 

  • Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently.
  • Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paintbrushes and cutlery.

Expressive Arts and Design - 

  • Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings.
  • Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them.
  • Create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills.
  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used.

 

In Key Stage 1 this looks like:

Design - 

  • Design should be rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to the learning.
  • Planned through appropriate formats: drawing, templates, talking and mock-ups.

Make - 

  • Children should be given a range of tools for their projects to choose from.
  • Children should use a wide range of materials and components; textiles, construction equipment and ingredients.

Evaluate - 

  • Evaluate existing products.
  • Evaluate their own products against design criteria.

 

In Key Stage 2 this looks like:

Design - 

  • Rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to the learning.
  • Researched designs based on functional, appealing products with purpose.
  • Planned by appropriate methods; annotated sketches, cross-sectional diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer aided design.

Make - 

  • Children can select from a wider range of tools than Key Stage 1.
  • Children should use from and select a wider range of materials and components; textiles, construction equipment and ingredients.

Evaluate - 

  • Evaluations should be in comparison to existing products.
  • Children should evaluate against a design criteria.
  • Children should understand how key events and individuals have helped shape design and technology globally - products are in context!