Art and D&T
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso
At Coppetts Wood we want to inspire our pupils with a love and appreciation of Art. We believe a high-quality art education stimulates creativity and self-expression whilst offering pupils opportunities to develop personally, intellectually and emotionally. Our aim is to provide a rich and stimulating art and design curriculum which allows pupils to explore their ideas and imagination and equips them with the necessary skills and techniques to bring these ideas to life. Our teaching in art and design promotes cultural awareness as children learn how art both reflects and contributes to the culture, history and richness of our world. Pupils will learn about significant artists and artistic movements from a variety of different traditions and be encouraged to examine their own work critically, suggesting ways to improve and build on what they have produced.
In Design and Technology, we want our children to develop the confidence and skills necessary to research, design, make and evaluate design and technology ideas. Across the primary phase, we aim for our children to develop their technical knowledge of mechanisms and control systems, structures, textiles and food/nutrition. We want them to be inspired by technological advances, but also to learn that solutions to problems faced by people may often be simple and inexpensive, and that they, too, can become innovative designers. We want children to realise that D.T. has a role in all our lives and is making something for somebody for some purpose.