Irwin Avenue, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8QY

0121 453 2520

enquiry@rednalhilljuniors.com

Rednal Hill Junior School

INSPIRE

Art & Design and Design Technology

Please see below our Art & Design plans. We have integrated our Art & Design and Design Technology with our Humanities, the curriculum overviews are available to download below or you can access them from our History and Geography page.

Art and Design

Intent

To make art relevant to our children we endeavour to deliver it as part of a connected curriculum within a topic that encompasses other areas of learning. Throughout their learning children are exposed to and study a range of art work from different artists and time periods. The children look at the techniques and mediums used by these artists and are given the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills that they have learnt to create their own art work. Children are taught skills progressively across the key stage, allowing them to master and achieve a degree of expertise in their own art work.

Implementation

We teach the children skills and a set of knowledge that is linked to the programmes of study. The children’s work links to their topic at that time and they are given the chance to look at a study a specific artists work or the art work of a specific time period to produce a better understanding of the techniques used and the effects created. This allows the children the chance to look at and study things that they may not have exposure to anywhere else in their life. We teach at least 1 lesson a week or the equivalent of this if several lessons are taught in one day on foundation Friday. This would allow the children to complete a task or run of tasks that would otherwise take several weeks. The skills that the children learn are progressive across the key stage and this allows them to build upon existing knowledge and improve their work. We currently teach either Art and design or Design technology in a topic allowing the staff and children time to make sure that art works are studied well and understood, that the skills learnt are practised and that children have the time to plan and carry out a piece of work showing their talent and skill to the very best of their ability.

Impact

We measure the impact of the Art and design taught within school by looking at the work recorded in books and the evidence of final pieces of art work produced by the children. This is monitored on a regular basis with in the school year.

The teachers teach skills throughout the lessons and assess these against the skills progressions that are inside the cover of the books.

A pupil voice is recorded on a regular basis to find out what the children think and how they feel about their Art and design lessons. 

Design Technology

Intent

To make design and technology relevant to our children we endeavour to deliver it as part of a connected curriculum within a topic that encompasses other areas of learning. Throughout their learning children are exposed to and study a range of different products, their functions and the properties that make them fit for purpose. The children look at the skills needed to make these products and are given the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills that they have learnt to create their own work. Children are taught skills progressively across the key stage, allowing them to master and work precisely within their own design and technology work.

Implementation

We teach the children skills and a set of knowledge that is linked to the programmes of study. The children’s work links to their topic at that time and they are given the chance to look at a study a specific type of produce to gain a better understanding of how it works. This allows the children the chance to look at and study things that they may not have exposure to anywhere else in their life. We teach at least 1 lesson a week or the equivalent of this if several lessons are taught in one day on foundation Friday. This would allow the children to complete a task or run of tasks that would otherwise take several weeks. The skills that the children learn are progressive across the key stage and this allows them to build upon existing knowledge and improve their work. We currently teach either Art and design or Design technology in a topic allowing the staff and children time to make sure that the products that are studied are understood, that the children understand the purpose of the product and their design brief, that the skills learnt are practised and that children have the time to plan and make a product showing their talent and skill to the very best of their ability.

Impact

We measure the impact of the Design and technology taught with in school by looking at the work recorded in books and the evidence of final products produced by the children. This is monitored on a regular basis with in the school year.

The teachers teach skills throughout the lessons and assess these against the skills progressions that are inside the cover of the books.

A pupil voice is recorded on a regular basis to find out what the children think and how they feel about their Design and technology lessons. 

 

Mrs. N. Edgerton

If you'd like to find out more please contact me via the school office using:

Tel: 0121 453 2520 or

e-mail: enquiry@rednalhilljuniors.com

 

Curriculum Overview

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