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Samuel Laycock School

Art/Design & Food Technology

Aims and Objectives

The Curriculum for Art/Design and Food Technology aims to ensure that all students:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products. Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Teaching and Learning Style

The department uses a variety of teaching and learning styles with a focus on active learning. The principal aim is to develop the children’s confidence, skills and understanding in Art/Design & Food Technology.  Teachers encourage the students to apply their knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning and making products and when evaluating their work. We give our children the opportunity to work on their own and to collaborate with others.

Curriculum Planning

In Art/Technology we follow a themed topic per term which allows the children to express their own ideas in a creative environment.  We provide a range of experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem solving, critical thinking, discussion and evaluation.

Our planning allows for a range of challenging learning opportunities that enable all students to make good progress. We build planned progression into the scheme of work so that the children are increasingly challenged as they move through the school.  Our aim is that students work with increasing confidence, independence and skill each year.