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Art and Design Technology


The aim of the Art curriculum at St Joseph's is to enable our children to develop creativity and imagination through a range of enjoyable activities during which they are able to record their own experiences and ideas. Throughout these sessions we hope improve the children's ability to control materials, tools and techniques whilst fostering their appreciation and knowledge of different famous artists. 


Art Curriculum

During these sessions the children are encouraged to develop the following skills in order to make progress ;

a. explore, investigate and experiment from a range of stimuli and starting points, roles, techniques, approaches, materials and media

b. create, design, devise, compose and choreograph their individual and collective work

c. improvise, rehearse and refine in order to improve their capability and the quality of their artworks

d. present, display and perform for a range of audiences, to develop and communicate their ideas and evoke responses

e. use arts-specific vocabulary to respond to, evaluate, explain, analyse, question and critique their own and other people’s artistic works.


DT Curriculum

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, 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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


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.


How can I help my child learn well in this subject?

Regular practise, using a range of materials, can help develop art skills.  Alongside this, exposure to professional exhibitions and visits to art galleries can help inspire children.  Also important is encouraging children to develop their confidence, care and imagination!


For DT, using a range of materials to construct different items can help children to develop good problem-solving skills.  Try to provide as many opportunities for children to design and make creative inventions as you possibly can!


External Links

BBC Bitesize

Technology Student


Who can I speak to for more information, or if I wish to discuss my child's progress?

Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like more information.