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Art and Design

Art and Design is a subject which crosses many boundaries.  We are all surrounded by visual images and it is extremely important, we feel, that the children should not only be given the skills with which to appreciate and make informed judgements about these, but also to be able to become creative and imaginative artists and craft people in their own right. Therefore, at Birchwood the teaching and learning of art and design aims to:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Cross-curricular links with the Arts and other areas of the curriculum are identified and utilised to enhance teaching and learning through the Wheel of Wisdom at Birchwood. The children will have the opportunity to take part in art competitions or exhibitions most years while they are at Birchwood school.

Birchwood's DT Progression of skills, knowledge and understanding documents