“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake
At Brookfield Junior School we believe that art and DT stimulate creativity, imagination and originality. We have a creative approach to our curriculum, meaning that these subjects are often taught within the topics being studied at the time. Some of our projects have included Anglo-Saxon villages, Egyptian shadufs and Greek Gods.
Art and DT should enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Self-evaluation of work is encouraged and children are taught how to be resilient to achieve their goals.
We believe that children learn best when they are given the tools and skills to succeed. To make the art and DT meaningful and purposeful, we organise various events throughout the year, such as dedicated art weeks and galleries, for the children to practise and master the skills taught.
Through self-directed homework projects, the children engage with their class topics in various ways and are able to practise art and DT skills outside of school, which encourages them to work independently and problem solve. These projects are an opportunity to carry on the learning which happens in the classroom, where we aim to fire their imaginations.