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The Hermitage School

Inspiring Everyone to Learn

Art and Design

Art and design

At The Hermitage, we value art, craft and design highly as they allow our pupils to be at their most creative.  In line with the national curriculum, we believe; ‘a high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. At The Hermitage, we believe our pupils should also know how in this country and globally, art and design both reflect and shape history, and contribute to culture.

 

Aims

The Programme of Study for the National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

 

Design Technology

At The Hermitage, we value DT as an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.  We aim for the pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team. In DT, pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

 

Aims

The Programme of Study for the National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • work with a range of materials and components to make products. These include textiles, food, construction kits (including electronics) and sheet materials.
  • design and make good quality products.
  • produce work using a variety of materials and processes.
  • acquire creative and technical skills.
  • formulate opinions about designs
  • evaluate their designs and products.
  • communicate their ideas orally and visually.
  • develop an interest in D & T.
  • are encouraged to think for themselves
  • develop and use the language/vocabulary of D & T, to observe and record information