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Art and DT


Art and design aim stimulate creativity and imagination. At St Lawrence the children are given a breadth of experiences and opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills, with their work  displayed and celebrated throughout the school


Curriculum Intent

  • to produce creative work, exploring ideas and recording experiences 

  • to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

  • to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design 

  • to know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of art forms.

  • By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.  

Key stage 1 Pupils will be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products   
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination   
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space   
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.  

Key stage 2 Pupils will be taught:

  • to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas 
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)   
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history. 

Design and Technology

At St Lawrence, we know that Design Technology develops the potential of each child to design and make things, to solve practical problems and link skills from various subject areas purposefully. It provides a balance in which the creative and practical capabilities of pupils can be developed and inter-related.

Our 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.