At Offham Primary School our Art and DT curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their creative journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a life long love of Art and DT by exposing them to diverse artists and artistic experiences and igniting a passion for creativity and technology. By experimenting and allowing children to be individual we hope that children will respond to different artistic styles, finding their own creative path as artists and inventors. We aim to enable them to become confident, reflective artists.
At Offham our curriculum ensures students design, create, use, inspire and evaluate. This is embedded into daily classroom activities such as Learning Journeys, weekly specific Art and DT lessons with our creative and inspiring teachers, yearly art days, school trips and visits from local artists and designers.
The elements of art and DT are taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use the language of design to discuss it, and understand how it is made, implemented, appreciated and evaluated. In the classroom students learn how to make various items that support us in everyday life as well as those from history. In learning to design, make and evaluate our children learn to understand the principles of creativity, how to devise and invent their own technology for the future and basic styles of art.
At Offham we aim that, by the time they leave our school, our children will have a wide understanding which they will be able to use to create original, imaginative, inventive and distinctive designs and projects.
This will be evident through;