Art and Design
Art and Design work at St. George’s is primarily a practical subject and the children are encouraged to experiment and explore a wide range of materials and skills.
As their art and design skills increase the children are encouraged to plan which materials, skills and techniques they will need to complete each task, and then to review and evaluate their finished product and discuss any changes or improvements that could be made to further improve and develop their work. Wherever possible we plan Art and Design tasks as part of the Creative Curriculum topics so that we can make cross-curricular links between a range of subjects. Recently there has been an increased emphasis on researching and exploring the work of famous artists and designers, and using the work of such artists to inspire and influence the children’s own work.
At St George's the intent of our Design and Technology curriculum is to provide many opportunities for the children to learn, apply and strengthen essential skills required in the designing, making and evaluating of an effective product for a given purpose.
We aim for children to leave St George's with the acquired essential characteristics of designers and engineers: