Music, Art and Design Technology
The Arts embody some of the highest forms of human creativity and we place great importance on engaging and inspiring children at Dundry to allow them to develop their artistic skills.
‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon’.
Progression in Music
To ensure children ‘catch up’ following the disruption of the Coronavirus pandemic our 2-year cycle has been revised to revisit any missed content. Units will start with recap and revision to ensure that children are secure in essential prior knowledge and skills before moving on. To support teachers in planning and teaching the music curriculum we use Charanga.
What will your child learn in music?
Our Music Progression Document is coming soon!
Now that Covid restrictions allow singing, every week Mrs Perrett leads whole school singing in the hall. We are very proud of how well our children sing – they take the roof off each week!
Art and Design
Children learn to express their ideas creatively through a range of media and materials. To do this children must learn certain techniques and processes. Our art curriculum teaches drawing, painting, collage and textiles, printing and sculpture. Whilst learning the skills, process and techniques required to work with this range of media and material, children are encouraged to explore the ‘big ideas’ of Line, Colour, Tone, Form, Shape, Texture and Pattern.
Children are taught to explore and develop their own ideas through every unit of work. Whilst developing their own ideas they explore the work of notable artists and artisans using terminology linked to our big ideas. By the end of their primary phase, children will be able to talk confidently about the influence of notable artists on styles and society and will be able to use what they have learned to create their own original artwork influenced by this study.
Progression in Art and Design
To ensure children ‘catch up’ following the disruption of the Coronavirus pandemic our 2-year cycle has been revised to revisit any missed content. Units will start with recap and revision to ensure that children are secure in essential prior knowledge and skills before moving on. To support teachers in planning and teaching the art curriculum, each unit of work draws upon ideas from Plan Bee units of work.
What will your child learn in Art and Design?
At Dundry we strive to deliver design technology in a way that is inspiring, rigorous and practical. We encourage creativity and imagination; enabling pupils to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Children will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens who relish a challenge. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, our children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment].
Within cooking and nutrition, as part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.
Our big ideas within DT are to: investigate, design, make, and evaluate. These big ideas help our children to make sense of the subject and the specific aspects within it. These may also help structure our DT sessions and provide clear progression.
Progression in Design Technology
To ensure children ‘catch up’ following the disruption of the Coronavirus pandemic our 2-year cycle has been revised to revisit any missed content. Units will start with recap and revision to ensure that children are secure in essential prior knowledge and skills before moving on. To support teachers in planning and teaching the design technology curriculum, most units of work draw upon ideas from Nuffield STEM units of work.
What will your child learn in Design Technology?