At Billesley Primary School, we strongly believe that art plays an integral part in children's physical, cultural, social and aesthetic development. Our aim is to teach Art and Design in a fun and creative way which ensures all children are engaged, inspired and challenged throughout each unit. We aspire to encourage students to develop and use their skills to create their own independent works of art, craft and design which reflects their own individual ideas and imagination.
The Art curriculum at Billesley is exciting and diverse, covering a wide range of artistic skills. Throughout their school life, pupils have the opportunity to work with a variety of different materials in order to produce art work linked to their theme. Each year group completes units which develop skills in painting, printing and 3D sculpture which enables children to experiment with a vast selection of different materials including pencils, pastels, charcoal, clay and a range of paints. They also learn about specific artists, including Andy Warhol and Cezanne, in order to inspire and stimulate their own artistic abilities.
Similarly, our Design Technology curriculum is geared towards enabling children to explore, plan and evaluate their own ideas in a thrilling and engaging way. Pupils develop knowledge and skills in construction, mechanisms and food technology and are taught how to use a range of material and equipment. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products including C instruments; buildings, moving vehicles, healthy biscuits and money containers, which incorporate the skills of measuring, cutting, joining, sewing and food preparation All pupils are provided with a sketch book which follows them through the different year groups enabling them to study their progress and mastery of techniques as well as allowing them to keep a record of their wonderful, artistic achievements.