We are proud to offer a rich art environment for all our children in school, in which all creativity is encouraged and valued. All children experience a wide range of activities to develop their imagination; explore different techniques including: drawing, painting and modelling/sculpture and skills exploring: colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Our scheme of work is designed to introduce the children to a diverse range of renowned artists and designers from history, different cultures and from art in the natural environment around them. Teaching encompasses whole class teaching, group collaborative activities and individual tasks. KS2 develop sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

Here are a few examples of the art produced by the children this year.

Reception  Reception Penguin 1

 
Reception Penguin 2

   
Reception Penguin 3
 Reception Penguin 4

Year 1  Year 1 Poppy 1

 Year 1 Poppy 2
   
Year 1 Poppy 3

 Year 1 Poppy 4
Year 2  Year 2 Sunflowers 1

 
Year 2 Sunflowers 2
   Year 2 Dino 1

 Year 2 Dino 2

Year 3  Year 3 Moon 1

 Year 3 Moon 2
 

Year 3 Moon 3

Year 3 Moon 4

Year 4  
Year 4 Writing 1
 Year 4 Writing 2

   
Year 4 Writing 3
 Year 4 Writing 4

Year 5  Year 5 Shields 1

 Year 5 Shields 2

   Year 5 Shields 3

 Year 5 Shields 4
Year 6  
Year 6 Silhouette 1

 Year 6 Silhouette 2
   Year 6 Silhouette 3

 
Year 6 Silhouette 8

 

Design and Technology

The aims of DT are:

 to develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making;

 to enable children to talk about how things work and to draw and model their ideas;

 to encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, including the preparation of food, whilst following safe procedures;

 to explore attitudes towards the made-world and how we live and work within it;

 to develop an understanding of technological processes, products and their manufacture along with their contribution to our society; and

 to foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.

Throughout the key stages, children revisit building strong and stable structures; explore and use simple mechanisms; develop textile and sewing techniques; along with being introduced to using simple electronic systems and computer control in their products at the end of KS2. A local STEM workshop team visit regularly to engage KS2 children in the design and build of structures using Knex, which in the past have included: bridges, cranes and vehicles all to achieve a specific design brief.

Each year group explores an aspect of food technology. As part of their work with food, pupils are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Each topic always culminates in an evaluative tasting session.

Our LocationFind

Our Address:
Ickleford Primary School
Arlesey Road,
Ickleford,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG5 3TG
Telephone:
01462 459150
Fax:
01462 453910
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