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Art and Design Technology

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At Danson we encourage the children to develop a creative flare, using a wide range of styles and media. We teach Art and Design through our Creative Curriculum topics throughout the school, ensuring that we get to embed the learning fully through all topic areas.

To teach Art and Design effectively we look to teach and implement key skills throughout the Creative Curriculum topics. These skills include:

Developing idea and selecting materials: This includes opportunities to develop a piece towards a final product as well as choosing materials to use to complete it.

Sketching: Children will be able to focus on their sketching skills and explore mark making through the use of pencil as well as other drawing tools.

Colour, Painting and Printing: Opportunities to Experiment with different effects and textures including blocking in colour, washes, thickened paint creating textural effects; working on a range of scales e.g. thin brush on small picture etc. This also involves creating printing blocks using a relief or impressed method to create an image or pattern.

3-D Design and Collage: To plan, design and make models from observation or imagination as well as experimenting with a range of collage techniques such as tearing, overlapping and layering to create images and represent textures.

Evaluating and Appreciating: Children will develop the skill of critiquing their own and other artist’s working. They will identify aspects they like and dislike and explain why.

Art Research in KS1 & KS2

During the year, we also research and study a chosen artist and style within each year group.

 

Design Technology 

At Danson we encourage the children to think about the process required when participating in Design and Technology activities. Design, construct and evaluate. We teach Design and Technology through our Creative Curriculum topics throughout the school, ensuring that we get to embed the learning fully through all topic areas. To teach Design and Technology effectively we look to teach and implement key skills throughout the Creative Curriculum topics. The skills are divided into areas such as:

Developing, planning and communicating ideas and using ICT: Designing a product to suit a purpose, choosing the best resources.

Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products: Using a variety of resources and skills to create a product.

Evaluating processes and products: To evaluate their product in relation to how they created it and the resources chosen. To think about what worked well and how the product could be improved. The children also have the opportunity to participate in cookery within each year group.

Other key skills the children will focus on include textiles, cutting, structures, mechanisms and aspects of Food Technology including nutrition.