Art and Design Technology

This page was updated: September 2020
Next update due: September 2021

At John Ball our vision is to create a constant and consistent creative curriculum bringing together a range of skills, techniques and knowledge to understand the wider world of art. The purpose of Art and Design education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. To show progression in different areas of the subject, including textiles, food technology and 3D modelling, we use theory, observation, creativity and process. We bring the school together throughout the year to create a range of art work based on a piece of music or writing.

Art fires our imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression and we wish for all the children at John Ball to feel they have a platform to do so through whatever means they see fit. We strive to encourage staff and children alike to be more confident and enthusiastic about art and design.

Knowledge and skills interlink and as such our curriculum reflects this.

Click here to view our whole school curriculum for Art and DT

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For starting school September 2021 

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