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Art and Design & Technology

Subject Leader – Samantha Smart

Curriculum Intent Statement for Art and D&T

We aim for all pupils to:

  • Enjoy participating in a wide variety of creative, visual, tactile and sensory experiences through a tailored curriculum, extracurricular activities and therapeutic endeavours.
  • Recognise Art as a tool for creativity, self-expression and imagination.
  • Gain an understanding of Art and D&T through painting, drawing, sculpture and other art and craft techniques across a range of time periods, cultures and styles.
  • Record their observations in sketchbooks and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Explore great artists, architects and designers in history.
  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.
  • Investigate and analyse a range of existing products and evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria.
  • Understand the principles of a healthy and varied diet.
  • Prepare and cook dishes using a range of cooking techniques.
  • Have a clear understanding of healthy food choices and food preparation that will assist them in later life.
  • Develop personal artistic preferences and become confident in their own ability to make.