Art, Design & Technology

Intent: What do we hope to achieve?

In EYFS, Expressive Arts & Design the development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.


In KS1 & KS2 national curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and
    cultural development of their art forms

In KS1 & KS2 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

Implementation: How we will deliver art, design and technology?

In EYFS, art, design and technology is introduced through activities that encourage children to use their imagination by dismantling, combining and discarding ideas and materials. Through a variety resources that stimulate curiosity they will explore and research ideas, imitate and experiment and develop their own ideas. Children  will be encouraged to explore, observe, solve problems, think critically, make decisions and to talk about why they have made their decisions.


In KS1 & 2 Art, Design & Technology will be taught every week.


Art & Design Implementation Grid 

Design & Technology Implementation Grid

Art & Design Progression  - coming soon

Design & Technology Progression  - coming soon


Impact: How effective is our art, design and technology curriculum? - coming soon

The impact of our Science curriculum will be measured and monitored by senior leaders and subject coordinators who consider and evaluate:

  • Pupil outcomes
  • Pupil voice
  • Internal monitoring
  • External monitoring