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Art and Design Technology

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. The skills are divided into 6 sub areas:

Digital Media- Using digital pictures and ICT to manipulate images.

Painting-Experimenting 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.

Printing- To create printing blocks using a relief or impressed method in order to create repeating patterns.

Textiles- Use a variety of techniques, e.g. printing, dyeing, weaving and stitching to create different textural effects

3-D Design- To plan, design and make models from observation or imagination

Collage- To experiment with a range of collage techniques such as tearing, overlapping and layering to create images and represent textures

Art Research in KS1 & KS2

We also research and study a chosen artist and style within each year group which links back to our Creative Curriculum topic.

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 3 sub areas:

Developing, planning and communicating ideas – 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.