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Aims of the Subject: Art

• 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.

Aims of the Subject: Design Technology

• Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technical world.

• Build and apply a repertoire 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.

 Curriculum overview 

Art and design provide countless opportunities for children to explore and enjoy their natural creativity. Through studying great artists they learn how these areas of the curriculum both reflect and shape our history. At Brize Norton Primary School we value these things highly and as such are keen to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. We aim to equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to experiment, invent and create their own pieces of art work, developing ideas themselves and evaluating the outcomes. Using creativity and imagination as part of Design and Technology projects, pupils design and make items that solve real and relevant problems. They are provided with opportunities to consolidate, develop and learn skills such as mathematics, science, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative and enterprising. 

We strive to ensure that both Art and Design and Technology are practical and inspiring subjects, providing real, exciting and new experiences. Throughout the school, we take a creative approach in both subjects, teaching as part of a topic to ensure maximum impact, to ignite even more ideas and to give depth and purpose to projects. The children have constructed houses they felt would survive the Fire of London (before setting light to them!), sculpted ‘Greek heads’ from clay, made pesto and followed traditional techniques to make peg dolls. 

 What the children say 

“Pictures are really interesting, it’s good to see what other people use.”

“I like finding out what happens when you put certain colours together.”

“I loved going to see the pictures at the museum.”

“I enjoyed the ‘British Biscuit’ tasting!”

“I like trying to work out how to make other things…”

Topics: Key Stage 1 2017 - 18

Map making

Making toys

Nature sculptures

Colour chaos

Topics: Key Stage 2 2017 - 18

Construction: cams, levers, linkages, pulleys, gears

Mixed media (drawing, painting, collage)

Islamic Art

 Topics: Key Stage 1 2016 - 17

Topics to follow children’s interests, but across the year to include:

Printing with vegetables


Cookery – balanced diet


Topics - Key Stage 2 2016 - 17

Elements of Art and Design Technology come into many subjects, including History, Geography and Science. However, in the Spring term we have a whole term's focus on Art and Design Technology, learning about textiles, including studying a famous textile designer.