Art & Design
Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture. Children will leave Halterworth with a range of art skills, which will ensure they can continue to develop their creative abilities.
At Halterworth we promote a passion for art, which will allow all children to be inspired by art that they encounter in the wider world and develop an appreciation for the wide variety of different mediums. Art learning is carefully mapped and builds on previous learning. It is a mixture of discretely taught units and some cross-curricular links. For example, the children will be given opportunities to create pieces of art based on their focus book in English lessons. At the end of Key Stage 2, pupils at Halterworth will be able to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products, and use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They will be able to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Children will use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. Through practical work, children will select resources, test ideas and choose ways to solve problems. Children evaluate their work and the work of others against success criteria, considering the effectiveness of the methods and resources used, and responding to constructive feedback from others. As well as practical work, children will be taught about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. These objectives and expectations are mapped by year group and term. For example, Year 2 will use painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. This will also appear in other year groups but in a progressive and age appropriate manner. The overall aim is to ensure all children within Halterworth Primary School receive a high quality art provision which is constructive and expansive.
Throughout the year the children have opportunities to take part in art outside the classroom; enter competitions, creating work for displays and through events. A group of children from different year groups recently contributed to a sculpture project with Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. At Halterworth, links with the local secondary school are used to enrich learning. For example, in the Autumn Term art leaders and an art teacher from the Mountbatten School run a workshop with children from Halterworth which involves making lanterns that are then displayed in the Romsey Lantern Parade in December.
Design and Technology
Design and Technology is a practical and creative subject, where children have the opportunity to solve problems within relevant and inspiring contexts. It draws upon a range of skills, including mathematics, art, computing and science, and promotes curiosity, resilience and imagination. Children develop an understanding of technology and its impact in an ever-changing world, as well as practical life skills, which the children will continue to develop as they move through and beyond their time at Halterworth.
Design and Technology is carefully mapped through the school, with some units taught discretely and others with cross-curricular links. The children follow a process of designing, making and evaluating their work. Through this process, we teach the children technical skills, covering a range of skill areas, including use of textiles, construction materials, mechanisms, moldable materials, cookery and nutrition. Children develop problem-solving skills and have the opportunity to take risks in their learning as they make links in their experiences, choose ways to do things and persist when challenges occur. Through practical work, children begin to select resources, test ideas and choose ways to solve problems. Children evaluate their work and the work of others against design criteria, considering the effectiveness of the methods and resources used, and responding to constructive feedback from others.
At Halterworth Primary School we aim to provide high quality Design and Technology teaching which is meaningful and engaging, and which draws on cross-curricular links. Cookery Club provides a chance for children to enrich their learning and skills, and to nurture enthusiasm in a valuable life skill. The children’s experience of Design and Technology is also enhanced through projects with outside agencies; a group of children from different year groups recently contributed to a sculpture project with Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.