Art and Design
Creativity engages, inspires and challenges pupils, enabling them to invent and create their own works of art. Art also plays an important part in shaping history and culture.
The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
The subject of art and design allows the children to express themselves and enhances self esteem. The use of art in the curriculum enables children to have a more active role in their own learning, and accommodates different learning styles. This enables the children to develop confidence, competence and imagination.
Design & Technology
Design and technology involves using creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. It has important links with mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.
The National Curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.