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Art, Design and Technology
Art, Design and Technology coordinator: Caterina Harrison
At Booth Wood Primary School all children will be entitled to experiences in Art and DT which will:
Be Inspiring, enriching, varied and enjoyable.
Challenge them to their full potential.
Offer learning experiences of the highest standard possible, irrespective of genderethnic background, age or disability.
The art programme is designed to provide experiences which cover the full range of individual strengths and abilities through the widest possible range of activities.
Intent in Art, Design and Technology
At Booth Wood school we feel it is important for all children to have opportunities that are broad and balanced in Design and Technology. We value Design and Technology as it is an opportunity for children to express themselves. At Booth Wood we believe Art and Design should be creative, engaging and offer a challenge to all children. Throughout each year group there is opportunity to inspire children, this may be through physical Design, exploring Artists and questioning art forms. Giving children opportunity to ask questions in Design and Technology offers high-quality opportunities for children to learn to their fullest potential.
Aims of Art and Design from the National Curriculum
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.
Impact of Art and DT Curriculum
Having a broad and balanced curriculum in Art and Design is vital for progression in skills for all children. Teachers assess the children after each unit to ensure all children are challenged or supported throughout their Art and Design lessons. The impact of our curriculum is evident through lessons and children enjoy learning and participating in Art and Design. Children experience opportunities through Art and Design, which may not be accessible in the wider community.
Road to Success
Year 5 Trip to Loughborough College!
We visited Loughborough College to make some African Masks
Art Gallery with local artists
Booth Wood Primary School held its very own art exhibition- National Portrait Gallery style! A company called Arts Images joined us for the day to exhibit every child in the schools imaginative art. Each classroom had a theme from space to Picasso portraits. The children thoroughly enjoyed spending time on their art and inviting parents and carers in to see what they have produced. A very worthwhile project that was enjoyed by all!
Cross curricular Art and DT
There are many geometrical links between mathematics and art. During maths lessons the children have been challenged to draw their own symmetrical patterns, 2D shapes, shape art and tessellating patterns.
During English lessons children have been designing their own newspapers, comic strips, posters and information leaflets. The skills learnt in art lessons have been invaluable.
Over Christmas the school raises money by creating fun, imaginative pieces of Christmas Art to be sold at our Christmas fair. The money we raise from our Christmas fair goes straight back into school. Each class makes their own tree decorations, calendars or cards!
My Way Homework
Since introducing ‘My Way’ Homework, we have seen an incredibly increasing number of children’s self-esteem rise through their amazing creations. As we all know, homework is very important as it helps your child to go over and practice what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed of their progress and the current topics in the classroom. My Way Homework is our creative homework where your child can express their learning in any way they want to; they can paint, make something, write a story and make photo journals- create anything that inspires them!
Here at Booth Wood we believe that skills learnt in Art and Design should be skills for life. Children will learn how to handle tools safely, design products and learn how cook and make a range of dishes.
Meet Kithni, our Art and Design ambassador!
Kithni is looking forward to helping children at Booth Wood explore Art and Design.
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