We have many talented artists at Cumnor School .We encourage our pupils through art to stimulate creativity and imagination. Our topic based curriculum provides opportunities for visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. This enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children learn to review their work and become confident to make changes in order to improve and develop their ideas.
They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures.
The appreciation and enjoyment of the children’s work is valued in displays in classrooms and around the school. Over the last couple of years we have been keen participants of Arts Week where we have turned our school hall into a gallery displaying a variety of work ranging from observational sketches to 3D willow structures.
In Design and Technology children are encouraged to develop their abilities through combining their design and construction skills with knowledge and understanding of structures, products, mechanisms and quality.
Design and Technology allows children to develop their skills through practical activities. They are encouraged to use a variety of tools and equipment in a safe and controlled environment.
To achieve this, all children are encouraged to identify, examine and solve practical problems and to make existing structures better. They learn to be inventive by developing, modifying and evaluating their ideas through a series of projects.
Using relevant tasks and the freedom of choice to develop and design their own ideas, our curriculum encourages the children to be strong and self-reliant pupils, who are creative and innovative.
The Art / DT Curriculum:
Mr Tom Young – coordinator