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Art

 Our Curriculum Intent

In art and design here at St. Peter’s we aim to promote children’s confidence and ability to express ideas and feelings through their experiences in our curriculum. We want to inspire a love of art and support the development of each child’s unique artistic expression.

We aim to stimulate children’s creativity and imagination through; the exploration of a wide range of starting points, using 2D and 3D media, responding to the natural and man-made environment (in our locality and the wider World) and discovering the work of a range of artists, craftspeople and designers from different times, places and cultures, including those from within our local environment. Children will feel able to share their thoughts and feelings on their own and others’ work and develop skills in working both individually on a piece as well as collaboratively. The children will be able to develop a record of their artwork over their time at St Peter’s in their sketchbooks, beginning in Year 1 and taking them through into Year 6.

Our Yearly Overview

 

Progression in Art 

 /docs/Progression_document_ART.docx

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Design Technology

Our Curriculum Intent

 ‘Design and Technology is all about making things that people want and which work well.  Creating these things is hugely exciting.  It is an inventive, fun activity.’

(James Dyson)

 At St Peter’s we believe DT offers opportunity for curiosity, creativity and practical cross-curricular projects and is an inspiring, powerful , relevant and enjoyable vehicle for extending children’s learning.

Our DT curriculum is often used to enrich a class topic, where relevant links can be made, or is inspired by the local area, providing a context and purpose for the learning. For example; children in Key Stage 1 look at local castles, while Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to create products for their ‘Buddies’ lower in the school as well as investigate the early engineering behind the building of Canterbury Cathedral.

We focus on teaching Design and Technology either over a full day or part days over a ‘DT week’ once per term, as this offers greater opportunity for exciting and engaging topics, progression of key skills and creates an excitement around the subject. Each term every class will cover a different aspect of the DT curriculum including; structures, food and nutrition, textiles, mechanisms, key events/individuals or electrical systems. The projects are planned around the TASC wheel which offers a structure of key questions to inspire independent ideas, thought and product development, through the skills of designing, making and evaluating.

Our Yearly Overview

Progression in Design Technology

 /docs/Progression_document_DT.docx

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