Greenacres Primary Academy (South Pennine Academies)

Respect, Responsibility and Really Good Manners

Our Art and Design Technology Intent

Art has a very important place in our curriculum. We see art as a vehicle for creativity and individual expression and it provides opportunities for collaborative work. It is an important form of cultural expression and, therefore, has significance and meaning for all our children. Our teaching provides an understanding of all the diverse art forms so that the children experience drawing, painting, collage, textiles, 3D designs, printmaking and digital media.
We have Art Days with a whole school focus on one artist or painting and we include art in our themed weeks.

Our Design and Technology lessons encourage the designing and making of products to solve real
and relevant problems. Our pupils learn to select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics. In the Summer of 2019 we had a purpose-built art studio created to ensure our children have the very best opportunities to succeed in the arts.

Curriculum Maps 'Sticky Knowledge' and Key Skills for Art and Design Technology