Art and DT
We are very proud to be an Arts Award Centre here at Langdale.
Arts Award’s unique qualifications support children and young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops skills for success in 21st century life including creativity, leadership, reflective thinking and communication skills. Young people also develop knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms. Arts Award is open to anyone aged 25 and under, and embraces all interests and backgrounds.
Through Arts Award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment www.artsaward.org.uk
Art and Design are taught through an exciting mixture of projects, combining a varied range of processes, techniques and media to allow artistic expression. These include drawing, printing, textiles, painting, sculpture and sewing.
A highlight of the year is an Art exhibition which showcases all children’s work from Reception through to Year 6 (postponed due to current Covid restrictions). Throughout the year colourful displays adorn our School walls, celebrating our children’s achievements.
When teaching Art, we emphasise the importance of the process of making art, not just the outcome. From Year 1, each child records their personal achievements in a sketch book that shows their progress as they move up the School. Art lessons are taught weekly and cover a variety of different topics inspired by the works of renowned artists Children can complement their learning in after school clubs and regular outings to museums and galleries.
Expressive arts and design is one of the seven areas of the early years foundation stage and is used to develop a child's imagination, creativity and their ability to use media and materials. Children do this in range of ways including singing songs and making music, dancing, playing with colours, textures and design. All these approaches to expressive arts help children to represent and understand their own feelings and ideas.
At Langdale we want the children to explore art and design through a range of key concepts:-
- Colour Mixing
- Experiment to Create Different Textures
- Understand Different Media
- Being Imaginative
- Work of Artists, Craft Makers and Designers
- Exploring and Evaluating Ideas
- 3D Design and Sculptures
- Work of Artists, Craft Makers and Designers in History
- Exploring Ideas
- Digital Media
- 3D Design
At Langdale we have a high quality Design Technology curriculum which helps our pupils to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks and become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. They develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. Subject Approach.
Our Design and Technology approach is based on the teaching of skills from the National Curriculum, set against topics which provide the context to our lessons. Lessons are taught on half termly basis, and are interchangeable with Art across the school. As a result, Design and Technology is taught for one half term and Art for the other. During a Design and Technology unit, lessons are taught each week and an hour is dedicated to each lesson. Our lessons combine knowledge and provide challenging opportunities for imagination and creativity to build children’s determination and confidence.
- The tasks ensure progression of learning and skills through teamwork as well as individual tasks with endless opportunities to learn and develop lifelong skills.
- The building blocks of Design, Make, and Evaluate are applied to allow reflection and consideration of ways of improvement and future targets.