Art and Design contributes to the development of the whole child. It can create a sense of enjoyment and a sense of purpose.
It provides children with a unique way of looking at themselves and expressing their understanding of the world around them.
At Toner Avenue Primary School art skills are taught and progression is built upon year on year as the children progress through the school.
Children see art skills and techniques as something that can be practiced and developed.
In the Early Years children are encouraged and supported to ‘be curious, adventurous, creative, knowledgeable and positive independent learners’ (National Curriculum EYFS Framework).
Children are equipped with ‘the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design’ (National Curriculum Purpose of Study).
Skills and knowledge in Art are built upon each year across the 6 disciplines in Art – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, Textiles and 3D work.
Where possible, Art is linked to cross curricular themes. Children demonstrate their understanding of skills and knowledge through sketchbook work, and then produce a final piece of Art. They study the work of different artists to enhance and support their understanding.
Children in the Early Years learn how to hold and use equipment correctly and safely. They explore a range of mark making, and work from both observation and imagination. They work with 2D and 3D media and work on different sized, coloured and textured materials. They learn about different colours and what happens when they mix colours, and experiment with combining different media.
They use art-based computer programmes and look at work produced by different artists, expressing how they make them feel and using them as inspirations for their own art work.
In the Autumn term children explore mark making in their Drawing unit. They practice different brush strokes and colour mixing in their Painting unit.
In the Spring term children explore hot and cold colours and create concentric circles in their Collage unit. They create natural sculptures inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and explore how to manipulate clay in their 3D unit.
In the Summer term children learn about the resist process and weaving in their Textiles unit. They create clay slabs and collograph blocks to print from in their Printing unit.
In the Autumn term children develop their knowledge of colour mixing by adding tints and tones in their Painting unit. They explore cutting and tearing paper and using scissors as a drawing tool in their Collage unit.
In the Spring term children look at African patterns in their Drawing unit. They create a clay pot and a clay tile inspired by African patterns in their 3D unit.
In the Summer term children create relief printing blocks in their Printing unit. They learn about the dip dye process in their Textiles unit.
In the Autumn term children investigate different marks that can be made with a pencil and explore shading techniques in their Drawing unit. They experiment with the techniques of ‘tonking’ and ‘sgraffito’ in their Painting unit.
In the Spring term children look at Celtic designs and learn about the monoprinting process in their Printing unit. They use their knowledge of the dip dye process to create a background for their work in their Textiles unit.
In the Summer term children investigate positive and negative images in their Collage unit. They learn how to inlay different coloured clay into clay slabs in their 3D unit.
In the Autumn term children develop fine control with a pencil to create detailed drawings in their Drawing unit. They use fine brushes to produce careful brushstrokes in their Painting unit.
In the Spring term children develop tearing skills to show figures in motion in their Collage unit. They make 3D masks inspired by Anglo Saxons masks in their 3D unit.
In the Summer term children develop dip dye and resist techniques and learn about knotting, threading and binding in the Textiles unit. They develop the technique of monoprinting inspired by Egyptian designs in their Printing unit.
In the Autumn term children produce observational drawings and use rubbers to work in the negative in their Drawing unit. They learn the process of block printing in their Printing unit.
In the Spring term children develop their understanding of modroc to create Maya masks in their 3D unit. They make a multi layered piece of art using a variety of media in their Painting unit.
In the Summer unit children apply their knowledge of wax resist and the Batik process in their Textiles unit. They apply their experiences of materials and processes in their Collage unit.
In the Autumn term children combine colour, shape and space to produce abstract images in their Painting unit. They develop unique state prints in their Printing unit.
In the Spring term children respond to portraits using tone in their work in their Drawing unit. They apply and develop their knowledge of the dip dye process in their Textiles unit.
In the Summer term children develop the use of geometric shapes and patterns inspired by Gustav Klimt in their Collage unit. They create clay pendants in their 3D work.
END POINTS IN ART
Please see below our Art and Design Technology Knowledge and Skills overviews for each year group.
*Pupils will develop creativity, resilience and evaluative skills which will support them in their later lives.
*Pupils will understand and be able to implement the Design and Technology process from conception to the finished product.
*Design and Technology prepares pupils to participate in an ever changing technological world by becoming discriminating, informed users and innovators of products.
*They learn to think creatively to improve the quality of life by looking for and responding to human needs, wants and interests.
*They combine their understanding of relevant and past design and technology with practical skills to design, make and evaluate their own products.
*Pupils will develop an understanding of a healthy and balanced diet and take part in at least one food project each year to learn skills to prepare, cook and present healthy food.
*Pupils will experience a sequenced and varied curriculum using a wide range of materials and processes, making cross curricular links whenever possible.
*Pupils will have access to relevant and varied resources and be able to make independent informed choices.
*In Key Stages 1 and 2 Design and Technology is taught through the teaching of well-planned lessons using the National Curriculum and ‘Big Question’ led topical planning.
*In the Foundation stage it is taught using guidance from the Expressive Arts and Design strand in the EYFS. Both our nursery and reception classes are well-resourced to provide daily opportunities for child-led design and technology on a large and small scale as well as adult-led DT activities threaded into topical learning experiences.
*Every class carries out three Design and Technology projects per year, one of which must be a food based project. Pupils will be involved in at least one project each year to develop their cooking skills and enhance their knowledge and understanding of healthy eating.
*Children are given the opportunity to look at key events and individuals in Design and Technology that have helped shape the world.
*As a result of a well-structured and planned curriculum, pupils will understand Design and Technology as a process of plan, make and evaluate and they will understand, and be able to discuss, the relevance to their everyday lives.
DT Project Overview 2021-2022
DT Skills. Knowledge and End Points for each Key Stage