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Art and D T

We believe that art and design nurtures children’s creativity and imaginations.

All children are encouraged to develop their artistic creativity, explore ideas and record their experiences and are taught new skills and processes, usually within the context of topic work.  However, some skills are taught as discrete skills based lessons.

Pupils are given opportunities to explore a range of materials, tools and techniques in both 2D and 3D form and the children are regularly given the opportunity to exhibit their work in their classrooms and around the school.

Pupils are taught about some of the world’s great artists, designers and architects; they begin to understand about the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

We have also been involved in large scale projects with visiting artists and regularly hold themed creativity weeks. 

In DT children are taught to design, make and evaluate a variety of products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, often linked to topic work.  They develop creative, technical and practical expertise. Pupils are encouraged to consider the success of their designs and evaluate any changes they may make to improve their work. 

When designing and making, children are taught the processes of designing, making, evaluating and exploring technical knowledge.  

Cooking and nutrition is also part of the DT curriculum and pupils are taught to use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes and to understand where food comes from. 

Pupils will be involved in preparing and cooking a variety of dishes using a range of techniques and they will begin to understand seasonality and where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

PROGRESSION IN ART SKILLS AT SMSJ - Click to see this document

ART CURRICULUM OVERVIEW - Click to see this document

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM OVERVIEW - Click to see this document