Design Technology

Art and Design

The 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.

Download: PRIMARY national curriculum – Art and design

Design & Technology

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.

At Rangeworthy, Art & Design and Design & Technology are taught in a cross-curricular way through our Creative Curriculum. We believe that this makes learning more purposeful and allows children to make links in their learning between different subjects.

We have developed a whole school progression of skills in these subjects which ensure that children make good progress in their understanding of the content of their curriculum and their ability to apply their developing skills in a range of contexts.

If you wish to see copies of the progression in knowledge and skills which we are teaching in each year group, please ask at the school office.

Download: PRIMARY national curriculum – Design and technology