Art & Design Technology Overview
At All Saints’, we believe that a high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils; equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. We have a dedicated art room where children have the opportunity to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. In art, children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and 3D work. Design technology offers the chance to design and build projects using a range of different materials.
Art lessons introduce children to a range of works of art and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to explore themes in greater depth and learn about art from a range of different countries and cultures. Children are also given the opportunity to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and develop their mastery of different techniques.
DT lessons provide children with the opportunity to research past and present designs and designers, understanding the impact that different products have had on daily life. When designing, children are encouraged to communicate their ideas through diagrams, mock-ups and prototypes and practice using a range of tools accurately and safely. Children are also encouraged to evaluate and test their ideas and products in relation to the initial design purpose.
Please click on the links below to our art and DT curriculum maps and skills progression.