Art & Design

Briary School aims to draw children’s attention to the purpose, challenge and enjoyment of art, craft and design, whilst fostering an awareness of art history and an appreciation of art from our own and other cultures.

We provide opportunities to develop creative and technical skills, encouraging the children to  look closely, record and analyse aspects of their world.

Art, craft and design play a part in the whole curriculum and enhance learning in other subject areas. The use of vibrant and imaginative displays, creates a lively and stimulating learning environment, whilst involvement in local community art projects, art clubs, visiting artists and competition entries foster links with the wider world and enables the child to learn about the impact that art makes on society and the environment.

In Art pupils will be taught to use materials, tools and techniques in accordance with health and safety requirements. Children will be given opportunities to undertake a balanced programme of art, craft and design activities that can be built upon progressively through each year group and which take into account previous achievements, abilities and styles, providing opportunities to use a range of media including ICT.

Design and Technology

Children will be taught to develop their design and technology skills through combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding. Continuity and progression are ensured by each year group following prescribed tasks.

In Key Stage 1 children will be taught the valuable skills involving marking, cutting and attaching materials using a variety of glue and fasteners. They will use construction kits and reclaimed materials to construct models. They will also learn how to use tools correctly and safely. Children will begin to evaluate their work and make suggestions for changes.

In Key Stage 2 children’s work will be planned in more detail and they will focus more on how they can improve their work, by revising their models. Children will continue to use a variety of materials and tools to produce structures such as Stone Age dwellings, alarms, healthy snacks, toys and slippers.


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