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17/06/18

Thank you we had a blast! Thanks to Jordan our group leader. Huge thanks to Mrs Bakewell for all the hard work and to Mrs Brooks, Miss Dilworth, Miss Patel and Mrs Berthoud too! Lastly thanks HPAO kids, you did us proud and thought you were 👍🏻 https://t.co/n6vOCG9XgS

17/06/18

He was but then he did it!

17/06/18

Last activity - abseiling https://t.co/fL6Sx02EdV

17/06/18

Last activity time ☹️...low ropes https://t.co/mm5o2lm470

17/06/18

Low ropes... with Miss P and Mrs B. https://t.co/KnGb7yvLem

17/06/18

So proud of this one! https://t.co/HL4nZkmYtF

17/06/18

More brave abseilers https://t.co/7ZntmEllB3

17/06/18

First abseilers of the day... whizzing down the wall. https://t.co/8iP7Kvozhi

17/06/18

Bags packed, rooms checked, belongings reunited! Now for our morning activities. https://t.co/hDDvsjcg8M

17/06/18

Morning! We are up, only half awake and queuing for more yummy breakfast... https://t.co/cCjv3iXViO

16/06/18

Children have been fast asleep for a while (exhausted) and packed ready to leave tomorrow (sad). We have abseiling and low ropes after breakfast, lunch and then home. Night night!

16/06/18

Year 6 2018 signed football https://t.co/zXZ8w5Os0a

16/06/18

He has joined in everything and been full of smiles, maybe I just missed him in my photographing! Let me have a look through....

16/06/18

Last few photos before we go off to dinner and then start the evening entertainment. https://t.co/lddPjiPf7s

16/06/18

Marvellous Molly! https://t.co/ff2AWX6avL

16/06/18

The staff have given such care and guidance from the minute we arrived. Instant bonding and techniques to encourage children to move out of their comfort zone and try something new. As a result they overcome fears and we are so proud! https://t.co/PTDB32eL6Y

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Art and Design, Design Technology

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington we alternate teaching Art and Design and Design Technology so that the children will experience each subject for half a term. This is so that in Design and Technology the children can go through the design process from understanding design brief to evaluating the end product. In Art they will learn about a skill or an artist, produce an idea for their final piece, create it and then evaluate it. This means that the children are fully immersed in the subject for a whole half a term. 

 

Art and Design

Children see before they speak, make marks before they write, build before they walk but the children’s ability to appreciate and interpret these things is influenced by the quality of their art, craft and design education. That is why Art and Design has been integrated into our creative curriculum so that we can teach it to a high standard. All of the artwork that the children will create is linked to the different books that they will be reading in each topic. The children will gain various skills by being exposed to different art media throughout the school e.g. printing, sculpture, painting, weaving, drawing and collage. The curriculum has been revised so that it is be fully inclusive of all of the changes in the new National Curriculum.


Design Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, our pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. All of the children’s projects have been linked to the books and the topics that the children will be studying in that term. The children cover a wide range of skills from learning how to sew textiles to cooking food products. The Design and Technology curriculum has been updated to make sure that it follows the new National Curriculum so that the new skills are covered. 

 Cooking and Nutrition

Cooking and Nutrition is taught alongside Design Technology when the children have to design and make a food product for a client. We have also planned in opportunities when the children can cook for festivals or special occasions for example, Diwali, Christmas or bonfires night. We feel it is vitally important that all of the children know about healthy eating, where our food comes from and how to cook as these are skills that they will need all throughout life.