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At Dee Point Primary School, Art, Design and DT inspires creativity and imagination. It delivers visual, physical and sensory experiences and a distinctive way of understanding and responding to the world around us. It enables us to communicate with what we see, feel and think through the use of many different techniques and skills. We value the individuality of all our children by giving every child the opportunity to express themselves and encourage them to think creatively. We offer a thematic sequence of both Design Technology and Art lessons within the curriculum to ensure that the children consolidate and deepen their understanding with the subjects.

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At Dee Point Primary School our Art, Design and DT Curriculum intends to:

  • Have a high-quality curriculum, that inspires curiosity and fascination through a series of lessons offering skills progression and knowledge progression within and across both subjects.
  • Ensure all pupils produce innovative and inspired work in a safe environment.
  • Ensure all pupils learn to make informed judgements and both aesthetic and practical decisions based on their learning.
  • Ensure they are involved in shaping their environments.
  • Record their experiences as well as exploring ideas and meaning through the work of many important artists, designers and craft makers.
  • They will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, printing and collage, as well as other selected design technology skills like textiles, mechanisms and food technology.

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Our implementation describes the way in which we deliver our intent consistently each day.

We aim to implement our intent by:

  • Having clear curriculum leadership and ownership, that ensures a clear progression in skills and knowledge across the Art, Design and DT curriculum and the key stages.
  • Teaching 3 Art and Design and 3 DT projects throughout the school year, with 1 or 2 discrete projects weaved in alongside.
  • Providing exciting and memorable experiences using a range of materials and resources.
  • Building and consolidating on knowledge to support recollection with clear links to previous learning, developing mastery whenever possible.
  • Teaching materials are selected to reflect the curriculum intent.
  • Each key stage focuses on different themes to ensure continued interest in the subjects as well as acquiring new knowledge to foster an appreciation of the visual arts.
  • Ensuring that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists, architects and designers that they are learning about and being inspired by.
  • Children’s knowledge and skills are built upon over a sequence of lessons, enabling them to record their experiences within a sketchbook, using it to discover, compare and evaluate - leading to a final piece.
  • They can also investigate ideas, media and techniques to develop observational drawings and representations of imaginary worlds.

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Because learning is a change to long term memory, we understand that impact needs to be assessed regularly and frequently over the long term. At Dee Point, children are assessed during every lesson, and at key points throughout their learning journey.

We measure the impact of our curriculum by:

  • Ensuring that the subject of Art, Design and DT is loved by both teachers and pupils across the school.
  • Ensuring that those who leave the school in Year 6 have a full understanding of the how Art, Design and DT has impacted them throughout the years spent here.
  • The children are keen to learn new Art and DT skills within each year group and work hard to improve and build on their ideas and outcomes.
  • Teachers have high expectations and quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways.
  • The children’s art is very often cross-curricular, helping them to express feelings and emotions in art, as well as show their knowledge and understanding in humanities in general.
  • All children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified.
  • Children are more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art.
  • Children show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work.
  • The school environment also celebrates children’s achievements in Art and DT and demonstrates the subject’s high status in the school and beyond.


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Dee Point Primary School

Dee Point Primary School
Blacon Point Road

Main Contact: Admin Team: Shelley Roberts, Sara Mannion, Rachel Owens, Jayne Mowles. Bursar: Tracy Havenga Absence Manager: Natalie Griffiths
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