Our Lady Queen of Heaven Art and Design Curriculum
At Our Lady Queen of Heaven, we believe in a curriculum that underpins and promotes the school’s culture and aims -
a curriculum for the whole child.
“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person.
And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints….” Pope Benedict XVI, 2010
At Our Lady Queen of Heaven, our school’s curriculum stems from our Mission Statement:
“We are inspired, strengthened and encouraged by our Catholic faith.
We place Jesus at the centre of everything we do and say, listening to Him with our hearts.
We spread love everywhere we go, valuing and caring for each other.
We strive to be the best learners we can, using and celebrating our God given gifts.”
“For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and Holy is his name” Luke 1: 49
Welcome to the Art and Design homepage.
At Our Lady's, Art and Design, Music, Dance and Drama are classed together as ‘The Arts’ within our curriculum.
Art and Design
Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination and provides a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. We give children the opportunity to develop observational skills and imaginative compositions, to investigate different methods and materials, and to create art work through drawing, painting, printing, collage, textile work sculpture and the use of ICT. We also encourage them to explore and mix media.
Children grow in skill and confidence as they develop control over tools and media. They evaluate their own work and comment on that of others, including the work of well-known artists and craftspeople. We want children to see themselves as artists and so we celebrate and exhibit the art work within the school's corridors and outside on the playground.
Design and Technology encourages children to generate ideas, produce a design and make a range of products and systems. Children then test, reflect upon, evaluate and amend their projects. Through DT children have opportunities to see themselves as inventors and they learn to be critical consumers and users.
In DT children make plans and they communicate their ideas orally, in writing and through drawings and diagrams. They work with a range of tools and equipment and in the process they use a range of materials including paper, wood, plastics, fabrics and food. DT projects are usually linked to class and year group topics to compliment the creative curriculum.
We hope you enjoy looking at the children's work on this page.