Art & Design

Art - The Oakmeadow Way

At Oakmeadow, we want our children to express their individual thoughts and ideas through the process of making different forms of art. Art, craft and design engages, inspires and challenges pupils to be creative, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own original pieces. We endeavour for every child to build skills in drawing, painting, printing and 3D work. Underpinning this, children will develop an understanding and appreciation of art from a variety of cultures and periods through history.

Art Overview

At Oakmeadow, we will teach the children to be artists through:

  • Building skills and becoming proficient in drawing, painting sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

  • Them producing creative work exploring their ideas, recording experiences

  • Evaluating and analysing creative works using the language of art, craft and design

  • Learning about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

Design & Technology - The Oakmeadow Way

At Oakmeadow, Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for our pupils to develop to their full capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products that are purposeful. Design and Technology develops our children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food.

Our children will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our 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 how design and technology impacts on daily life and the wider world, and shows how it makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Design & Technology Overview

We achieve this through;

  • developing the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

  • building and applying a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

  • teaching them to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

  • enabling them to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and how to cook.

  • Mrs Rhiannon Reece

    Art and Design Lead