Welcome to the Art & Design and Technology page!
Art and DT are fantastic and fun subject areas. At Longcause we enjoy celebrating Art and DT in cross curricular lessons. Each term we have either an art or a DT focus.
Through our Art curriculum we wish to foster
a hierarchical curriculum to build on the students skills
a range of experiences through different art forms
basic skills that can help in a range of real life situations
an understanding of finishing and starting a process
the opportunity to create, using their own ideas
Longcause enable students to engage with art through
weekly lessons to develop skills
Arts Week to encounter a range of arts around a theme
some students are able to access Art Award, Discover or Explore Certificates.
In our DT sessions we focus on real life experiences and have developed learning through
forest school activities
annual STEM weeks
end of term school markets
relationships with the National Aquarium eg big boat challenges.
Through our DT curriculum we wish to foster
progressive development of an individual’s practical skills
an awe and wonder in how things work
an enjoyment and satisfaction in the designing and making process
an understanding of aesthetic
an understanding of environmental issues
problem solving (each DT topic begins with a challenge )
the development of social communication skills with team work in designing, creating, testing and evaluating.
KS3 & 4 participate in the big boat challenges.
Each year we have a STEAM week challenge week. We have had a designing a race car theme a robotics theme and a transport theme.