Art and Design / Technology
Art & Design
The teaching of art is mainly topic-based with a defined focus.. Differentiation and progression are two vital elements considered in planning, both in class and throughout the key stages. This ensures that we meet the individual needs of all pupils. Art appreciation and its application is seen as adding to the overall development of pupils throughout their lives. Visits to art galleries are part of the curriculum for all pupils.
Design & Technology
Design and technology is structured to develop pupil’s capability in design. The subject is taught independently but is closely linked to other areas of the curriculum particularly Maths, Art and Science. Pupils are encouraged to use a wide range of materials, components and tools including construction kits and the application of information technology where appropriate. Most activities are based in the classroom. Pupils undertake assignments in a variety of formats; as individuals, in groups and as a class. These are planned to match ability, taking into account both special needs and exceptional ability. Assignments are designed to give pupils opportunities to develop, practice and apply new skills. From the beginning pupils are encouraged to develop their knowledge of health and safety and follow rules to reduce risks to themselves or others. They are encouraged to discuss their work and that of others, considering strengths and weaknesses and to suggest improvements to their design ideas and construction.