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Art & Design

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Design and Technology


D.T is an integral part of our thematic curriculum.  We encourage children to think carefully through a project and it’s stages of development. We like to facilitate planning, reasoning and evaluation through our projects whilst teaching children how to use a range of tools safely - and importantly, enjoy the things they create.

 

At present, some of our exciting projects include a bridge building project with Corus Steel, designing and making motorised tourism vehicles guaranteed to give you the best view in York. Then there's stepping back in time to create a 1940's room complete with wireless and standard lamp! 

 

The thematic curriculum offers up countless more opportunities for pupils to explore their DT skills as they complete their topic homework. We regularly have home baked homework of the standard that Mary Berry would be proud and the opportunity for cooking doesn't stop there as cook school is run throughout the year, using our state of the art teaching kitchen facilities.

 

At Carr Junior School, we aim to give the children every opportunity to be creative and enjoy Design and Technology across the curriculum.      

Art and Design

 

At Carr Junior School our aim is to ensure that Art and Design is an enjoyable experience for all children, stimulating creativity, imagination and self-expression. Children are given the opportunity to discuss and critically respond to a variety of art, craft and design forms.

 
The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in art and design lessons. The principle aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in art and design. The act of investigating and making something includes exploring and developing ideas, and evaluating and developing work. We do this best through a mixture of whole class teaching and individual/group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children. They encourage children to evaluate their own ideas and methods, and the work of others, and say what they think and feel about them. We give children the opportunity within lessons to work on their own and collaborate with others, on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales. All pupils use a sketch book in class for research and independent work. Children also have the opportunity to use a range of materials and resources, including ICT.

 

So far this year the pupils at Carr Junior have enjoyed lots of arts opportunities: In Year 3 the children have redesigned Goldilocks' hair and made pinch pots with our Roman visitor; Year 4 pupils have developed their drawing skills through portraiture and found a love for the vibrant artwork created by Scottish artist, Andy Peutherer; Year 5 pupils have followed Tim Peake's venture into space and have marvelled at his photographs of the Earth which they used for inspiration for their 3D models of the Earth; and Year 6 pupils have enjoyed their study of Yorkshire artist, David Hockney.

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