Art & DT


Art is an important “foundation” subject and as such is taught and experienced throughout school. It is used not only as a form of communication but also as a form of expression. Our high-quality art and design lessons engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Our aims in teaching art are to:

·     build on the artistic skills, experience and understanding which the child already possesses.
·     encourage the child to find enjoyment, fulfilment, and achievement throughout art, craft and design and see

      themselves as artists, designers and craft workers.
·     develop skills to use a range of materials, techniques and tools effectively and competently.
·     feel able to express their ideas, feelings and experiences from life and society creatively.
·     develop an appropriate vocabulary to help them discuss their own work and that of others.
·     appreciate and evaluate the work of a range of artists from different times and cultures.
·     develop accuracy and patience whilst working in any form of artistic medium.
·     see the presentation of all forms of work, written or pictorial as an art form and to develop graphic art styles to

      improve the appearance of their work.
·     enable children to express inner feelings and concerns.
These aims are achieved by developing the child’s artistic skills and encouraging them to explore their imaginations and the reality of the world around them through artistic expression.

Please use your child's class page to find out what they are learning about each half term!

Design & Technology

Design and technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. The subject encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to have opportunities to design, make and modify products and the children are encouraged to discuss and analyse their work to justify the ideas, materials and techniques they have used and to propose modifications and improvements. The children are encouraged to be inventive, using a range of materials and tools, thus developing, modifying and evaluating their ideas through a series of projects.

'The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world 
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users 
  • 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. '


During Design and Technology lessons, we actively promote a healthy attitude to safety through teaching correct procedures when using tools and equipment.

Please use your child's class page to find out what they are learning about each half term!