At Holmer CE Academy, we endeavour to equip and nurture the children to become the artists and designers of the future. We provide them with the skill sets and relevant knowledge they need, as well as giving them the freedom to express and explore. Through a tactical, vibrant and imaginative art and DT curriculum, we engage every child’s capacity to create and design. We also foster a learning environment that appreciates and praises the work of others.
Children develop the key skills of art and design as well as developing personally as artists and designers, becoming increasingly creative, resilient, and confident. Children’s own work is based on a secure understanding of the work of artists, craft makers, architects and designers and the ability to discuss their techniques and intentions.
We ensure that the art skills and knowledge set out in the National Curriculum are taught through our creative curriculum topic-based approach. This means that children’s drawing, painting, printing and sculpting supports their learning in other subjects, as well as developing their creativity and artistic skills.
Design and Technology
DT is also embedded within our creative curriculum topic-based approach. The majority of the topics include an opportunity for children to develop the key skills of Design and Technology, designing and making purposeful products, including food, and reflecting on their own work.