Art & DT
At Heathfield Primary School, we know how important it is to 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. At Heathfield, Art and Design contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, physically, socially and cognitively. It provides all children with the opportunity to express themselves imaginatively, creatively and develop their understanding of, and respond to the world around them. Pupils are exposed to many visual, tactile and sensory experiences.
Heathfield Primary School enables pupils to become involved in, enjoy and appreciate the visual arts and how it can enrich their personal lives. They learn the part that art and design plays in their own and others’ lives, in contemporary life and in different times and cultures through topic work using a variety of different media. They record their work in sketchbooks as well as making final pieces enabling them to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
Design and technology is an exciting and inspiring subject that requires rigor and practicality. Our children are encouraged to develop their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Challenges are set within a variety of contexts and they must consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Children at Heathfield Primary School learn a broad range of subject knowledge and make links in their learning with other subjects such as maths, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, helping them become 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.