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Brushwood Junior School

Art and Design

Aim

 

We aim to deliver a high-quality art and design education that will inspire and challenge pupils as well as build on their prior knowledge and skills to create their own art works. Pupils will be inspired to design and make products within a variety of contexts using a range of subject knowledge such as mathematics, science or computing. In line with the National Curriculum we will provide lessons 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
  • build and apply a range 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

 

Implement

 

We have designed a broad and diverse curriculum, which has been derived from the National Curriculum, to make sure children are provided with a range of opportunities to develop their Art and DT skills. It is our vision to nurture, explore, and bring out the artistic talent which lies within each student.

 

 Students will:

  • explore a variety of media and methods
  • practice and improve technical skills
  • communicate with other people through visual images
  • have confidence in their abilities as artists
  • participate in critiques and develop confident aesthetic judgments
  • experiment with divergent and original thinking and solutions to problems
  • make connections between art and their everyday lives
  • understand how different cultures depict art

 

Afterschool clubs, Enrichment clubs and Theme weeks are additional opportunities to enhance the chidren’s imaginations and creativity. Developing displays is another area where children can show case their widening art and DT ability and be proud of the work they produce year on year.

 

Impact

 

At Brushwood we want the children to enjoy and learn from exploring and experimenting with new ideas whilst building on their previous knowledge. Pushing the boundaries with different materials and learning what they can achieve through manipulating and sculpting a variety of different mediums to create unique, diverse pieces of work to be proud of. To enable high quality teaching of art and DT, the subject leader works alongside all class teachers to ensure that all lesson content is progressive and builds on children’s previous knowledge.  Learning walks and analysis of children’s sketch books provide an insight into how each child is developing creatively.

 

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