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Expressive Arts and Design

At St George’s, we value Art as a subject, to inspire and develop our children’s creative thinking and to develop their cultural, spiritual and moral understanding. We encourage all our children to express their thoughts and emotions in a safe and appropriate way. It is embedded in everything we do and Art is a fantastic medium, which can support and empower our children to do this. We teach our children to be reflective of their work and respectful of others. We take inspiration from our class artists, learning more about them and their style, which we then apply to our own work. We plan and teach sequenced art lessons based on skills, using a range of media and give the children opportunities to apply the skills learned in other areas of the curriculum, making the lessons relevant and meaningful.

Every Child is an artist and shines its light. Pablo Picasso.

Creativity is contagious, Pass it on. Albert Einstein.

Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas themselves and to explore what is possible. Maryann F Kohl.

 At TSG, we believe that our Design and Technology curriculum enables children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make a product. The skills to do this are taught progressively, to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through school. Design and Technology encourages children to solve problems, both as individuals and as part of a team. The children are given opportunities to evaluate, adapt and improve their product, which is a life-long skill. As a school we aim to link, wherever possible, skills learned in other subjects, such as maths, science and computing, thus ensuring links are made in a cross-curricular way, supporting children’s interests and motivations. Opportunities are also given for children to learn basic cooking skills, which will support them through life.

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works!” – by Steve Jobs

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – by Milton Glaser

“Design is thinking made visual” – by Saul Bass

“Real food doesn’t have ingredients. Real food is ingredients.” – by Jamie Oliver

“Every child should be taught to cook in school, not just talk about nutrition all day. Good food can be made in 15 minutes. This could be the first generation where kids teach the parents.” – by Jamie Oliver

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