Art & DT
At Bishop John Robinson CofE Primary School, we believe that art is a vital and integral part of children’s education.
It provides them with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, whilst learning about and making links with a wide spectrum of different types of art in our society.
Art plays a central role in developing children’s creativity, resilience, independence, judgement and self-reflection. It enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them and therefore links strongly to our school values.
The focus is on developing proficiency in drawing, painting, understanding colour and shade and sculpture, with the overall aim of developing a rigorous understanding, critical awareness and inspiration of art and design.
The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history.
Through their lessons, whole-school projects, trips and competitions, we aim to give pupils a broad creative experience which will expand their artistic and cultural horizons and so ensure they have a rounded educational experience.
Design and Technology Intent
Design and Technology is an inspiring, investigative and practical subject that encourages children to learn to think creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team in an increasingly technological world.
At Bishop John Robinson CofE Primary School, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We also aim to make links to designs and designers throughout history, providing opportunities for children to reflect critically upon and evaluate their designs.
We aim, wherever possible, to link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. This gives the learning purpose and relevance to the children.
Through their lessons and through extra-curricular activities such as trips and competitions, we aim to give pupils a broad creative experience which will expand their conceptual and practical horizons. This will not only ensure they have a rounded educational experience but will acquire skills to take them to the next stage of their education and beyond.