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At Badbury Park Primary School, our intent is to grow a learning environment which is rich and authentic, showing off the creative talents of both staff and children. We inspire our children to be adventurous by pushing their own boundaries of creativity. We are ambitious when developing our own ideas and designs encouraging the children to use their imagination and creativity to produce work that they are proud of in class and in the forest area.



To implement this we give the children opportunities and stimuli to explore the styles, techniques and designs of famous painters, sculptors and architects both modern and classical; from all over the world.  We have our own forest, which is a great source of inspiration and materials to promote curiosity and support creativity.  We provide a curriculum where skills are taught to enable the children to be adventurous and experiment using different techniques, materials, textures, form, pattern, and colour focusing on the process, rather than the finished product. It also supports work in other foundation subjects. At Badbury Park, we ensure that through our curriculum the objectives in the National Curriculum for Art and Design and Design and Technology are covered. Lessons give children a calm space to explore and reflect on the designs of others and where they learn to express their own opinions and ideas. Self and peer-evaluation is seen as a positive technique for supporting self-improvement which will be used to develop and improve ideas and designs.



A high-quality art and design education will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.



Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they 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.


To view our Art and Design skills progression - please click here

To view our Design and Technology skills progression - please click here.

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