Art and DT
Art at HMS
At Hanborough Manor, we value the creative arts as not only a subject, but as a way of communicating and being able to express elements of oneself in ways that otherwise would be left unnurtured. Our pupils have the right to develop their artistic skills, as well as acquiring knowledge of artists, art movements and techniques. Our aim is for our pupils to be able to recall and describe in detail the characteristics and motivations of at least 9 artists by the end of key stage two, and to be able to explain how the work of artists has helped them to develop their own, individual approach to art. The artists chosen cover a range of different time periods, cultures and backgrounds, giving the children a greater appreciation for the world and people around them.
Each term has been given a specific focus of drawing, painting or sculpture to allow for the progression of skills; increasing confidence and self-esteem when it comes to partaking in art lessons. We understand that learning in art is not neat or linear, and children will develop their own unique approach to drawing, painting and sculpture. Each key stage has the opportunity to consolidate skills from previous learning, and the use of sketchbooks will allow children to reflect on previous work, informing them of the direction their future work can go. We encourage reflective learning, so children will have the opportunity to self-evaluate their artwork. This gives them ownership of modifications they may wish to make in future pieces of art.
Celebrating individuality and uniqueness will be a key feature of art lessons, and display boards and display cases around the school will celebrate the success of all pupil’s artistic endeavours.
Design Technology at HMS
At Hanborough Manor, we encourage our children to think and learn creatively, and we strive to promote individuality whilst nurturing the ability to work as a part of a team. Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject which allows these values to come to the forefront of our children’s education. Our pupils will use their imagination and creativity to solve real and relevant problems with a variety of contexts, which will enable them to consider their own needs, but also the wants and values of others.
Our pupils will learn how to respond to a design brief, and will design, make and evaluate a product focused around three main areas of focus: textiles, food and construction. They will also learn about well-known designers and makers, giving them an insight into the important roles that could await them beyond primary education.
Each key stage has the opportunity to consolidate skills from previous learning, and the use of sketchbooks will allow children to reflect on previous designs and execution of a product, informing them of the direction their future work can go. We encourage reflective learning, so children will have the opportunity to self-evaluate their products and processes. This gives them ownership of modifications they may wish to make to future products.
We believe that all children, regardless of background or circumstance, can excel in the creative arts, and the ability to cooperate and communicate in a group is essential for all aspects of modern life.