Art and DT

 

Amazing Art and Design Technology at Hathersage!

Have you ever wanted to be a contestant on ‘The Great British Bake Off’? How about being the next great painter like Claude Monet or Berthe Morisot? At our school, children from Nursery to Year 6 have the chance to fully explore and achieve their potential in both Art and Design Technology.

Our children are given a wide range of opportunities to develop artistic skills including drawing, painting and sculpture as well as Design Technology techniques like technical drawing, food preparation, cutting and joining and creating basic mechanisms. Through exciting, engaging practical activities, all children are encouraged to challenge and expand their skills and create varied works of art and products. In addition, all children have the chance to learn about great artists and designers of the past and present day in order to gain inspiration for their own work.

Art and Design Technology at our school are not subjects that are only used once a week. Across all phases, cross-curricular activities – adding purpose and interest to different subjects - is at the heart of teaching and learning at Hathersage School. Art and Design Technology skills are used to enhance learning in subjects such as Science, History, Geography, RE, Computing, PSHCE and even Maths and English! We also run a variety of cross-curricular Art and Design Technology themed clubs for the children to attend in the Autumn and Summer Terms.

As well as classroom based Art and Design Technology activities, at our school we love to get out and about to expand our knowledge and skills. Children get regular opportunities to create wild art and structures as part of Forest School and Forest Fun sessions and have also visited various locations to enjoy some Art and Design Technology activities. Our children have visited the nearby David Mellor Design Museum to learn about local design history and Weston Park Museum in Sheffield to design habitats and puppets linked to their Science topic. Classes have also been to Crich Tramway Village to experience the changes in vehicle design over the years and enjoy the woodland sculpture trail and Derby open centre to try their hand at some Arabic art and Asian cookery!

As well as visiting different places for our Art and Design Technology, we also really like to welcome artists and designers into our school. We have been lucky enough to have visits from staff and students from the Art Department of Sheffield Hallam University, a local Botanical Artist, a Furniture Designer and a published Illustrator.

Have a look through the pictures to see a few of the amazing Art and Design Technology activities we have going on at Hathersage School!

Hathersage St. Michael’s CE (A) Primary School Units for New Art/DT Curriculum taught as of Sept 2019

 

Term 1 (Sept-Dec)

Term 2 (Jan-Easter)

 

Term 3 (Easter-Jul)

 

Reception/

Year 1

Art:

Self Portraits

 

DT:

R: Colour

Y1: Baking biscuits

 

Art:

Rocket themed artwork based on the work of Peter Thorpe

DT:

Designing and making junk model rockets

Art:

Animal Art

DT:

Animal Sculpture

 

Year 1/

Year 2

DT:

Baking biscuits

Great British Bake Off theme

 

Art:

Art based around the book ‘Tuesday’

Art:

Rocket themed artwork based on the work of Peter Thorpe

DT:

Designing and making junk model rockets

Art:

Animal Art

DT:

Animal Sculpture

 

Group 1:

Year 3/ Year 4

Art:

Drawing

 

Artist focus: Leonardo Da Vinci

DT:

Shelters

Art:

Painting

 

Artist focus: Vincent Van Gogh

DT:

Moving Toys

Art:

Sculpture

 

Artist focus:

Barbara Hepworth

 

DT:

Food

 

 

Group 2:

Year 4/ Year 5

Art:

Drawing

 

Artist focus: Leonardo Da Vinci

DT:

Shelters

Art:

Painting

 

Berthe Morisot

DT:

Moving Toys

Art:

Sculpture

 

Artist focus:

Anthony Gormley

 

DT:

Food

 

 

Group 3:

Year 5/ Year 6

Art:

Drawing

 

Artist focus: Leonardo Da Vinci

DT:

Shelters

Art:

Painting

 

Claude Monet

DT:

Moving Toys

Art:

Sculpture

 

Artist focus: Auguste Rodin

 

DT:

Food

 

Use of sketchbooks/ folders in all classes throughout the year.