To develop our young children's ability to design, create and evaluate their own products in order to be competitive in an everchanging world able to help their community within the 21st century to design, create and evaluate solutions to future problems.
Children will have clear enjoyment and confidence in Design and Technology that they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum. Through carefully planned and implemented learning activities the pupils develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. They gain a firm foundation of knowledge and skills to see them equipped to take on further learning in secondary school . Pupil’s skills and knowledge are assessed ongoingly by the class teacher, throughout lessons and a summative assessment is completed termly. This informs the Design and Technology coordinator of any further areas for curriculum development, pupil support and/or training requirements for staff.
"I enjoyed making the stew and choosing the ingredients" - Isaac year 3 2022
"Our best project was when we created moving vehicles." Keagan Year 6 2022
To develop their understanding of the visual language of art and through our carefully considered sequences of lessons and experiences understand the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form). Learners will be supported by a curriculum which will enable children to grow and become proficient in the accumulation of skills. They will have the vocabulary to be able to discuss and appreciate the study of significant art pieces and will learn about the history of art and its significance in our global society.
The impact of this curriculum design will lead to outstanding progress over time across key stages relative to a child’s individual starting point and their progression of skills. Children will therefore be expected to leave Holy Cross reaching at least age-related expectations for Art and Design. Our Art and Design curriculum will also lead pupils to be enthusiastic Art and Design learners, evidenced in a range of ways, including pupil voice, their final pieces and sketchbooks. We ensure that children who are achieving well, as well as those who need additional support, are identified, and additional provision and strategies are planned in and discussed with class teachers. Achievements are celebrated in classrooms through displays.
What our children say about Art
"I enjoy using different tools and pencils". Kiya Year 5 2022
"It was fun creating our own family portraits in the style of a famous artist" Hattie Year 5 2022