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Art and D.T.

Art intent at Broughton Community Schools: 


At Broughton, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.

 Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of nations around the world.

Aims and Objectives 


Art stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through Art activities. They learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. 

The aims of Art are:


  • to enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work; 
  • to develop creativity and imagination through a range of complex activities; 
  • to improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques; 
  • to increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of Art in different times and cultures; 
  • to develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials; 
  • to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, architects and designers in history. 
  • to develop an ability to critique from an objective point of view art, be it their own or others 
  • to offer children the opportunity to use their ability to critique when reflecting on their own art

Art ideas for all year groups: 

1) What you do: Chat with your child about how they are feeling, perhaps asking them, “How does it make you feel when X happens?” Write down the key emotion words they use. Present them with paints or sketching pencils and encourage them to draw a picture of their mood. Explain that it might be an abstract picture, where the meaning isn’t immediately obvious – look at some abstract art online together so that they understand they don't have to represent emotion through objects.
They're learning about... Communicating ideas and feelings through artwork.
Or... Listen to a piece of classical music and draw or paint how it is making them feel



 2)Create a collage using different materials to show your learning for your new ILP topics. 

Intent for Design and Technology at Broughton Community Schools: 


 Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Broughton, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to 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 to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

Aims of Design and Technology: 

Design and technology is 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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

 develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.


 build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.


 critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.


 understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.