Rationale for teaching Art and Design at Dringhouses
Art and Design is a vital part of the primary curriculum as it provides a means of expressing oneself for each child. It is a practical subject which stimulates creativity, personal expression, a sense of well-being and imagination through the use of a wide range of materials and techniques, whilst the children develop their own visual literacy in the wider historical and current contexts of artists, designers and craft makers.
Art and Design at Dringhouses plays an important part in each child’s development. The art and design curriculum develops the key skills of creative thinking and problem solving, communication, working with others and improving their own learning and performance. The subject is effective as a cross-curricular link, adding to children’s depth of understanding, appreciation of and experiences in other areas of their learning including spiritual and cultural awareness.
Aims of Art & Design learning at Dringhouses:
Our aims in art and design teaching are that all children build upon their natural enjoyment in visual communication to:
We have a well-structured and progressive curriculum with clear links to artists, craftmakers, designers and architects from a wide range of cultures and from different periods of time. Art and Design is taught both discretely and through cross-curricular lessons. The children are taught in mixed ability classes in a supportive environment where experimenting and risk taking are encouraged, ensuring there is no limit to their potential in achieving high outcomes whatever their starting point. High expectations and excellent subject knowledge ensure that all children are challenged. Each child, in KS1 and KS2 child has their own sketchbook or portfolio of work, recording research methodologies and finished art work.
OurArt and Design co-ordinator is Mrs Debbie Aitchison
Please contact her through the School Office for further information.