Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Bush Babies Nursery

Art and Design Technology

For Art and Design and Design technology, we follow a 2-year rolling cycle throughout KS1 and KS2, which covers all areas of the national curriculum. Each term there will be a focus on either Art or DT.


We believe that art is an important part of developing a balanced person and a full enjoyment of life. Through art, children should be given as many opportunities as possible to develop a sense of awe and wonder at the world around them, whilst developing skills to achieve their artistic potential.

Our aims in Art and Design are:

  • To give the children a sense of enjoyment and pride in their ability to be creative. Stimulating creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences.
  • To give children an opportunity to record and explore ideas taken from first hand observation, experience and imagination.
  • To encourage respect for the ways in which people of different cultural backgrounds, past and present, have shown their ability to be creative. Developing the children's awareness and understanding of different artists and art movements.
  • To provide children with the opportunity to use a wide range of tools and materials to express themselves.
  • To develop children's understanding and use of specific art vocabulary.

Design and Technology

At Holy Family Catholic Primary School we aim for our children to produce practical solutions to real problems, through the teaching of technical understanding, design methods and making skills and by investigating their environment and the materials around them. This will help them prepare for living and working in a technological world.

Our aims in Design and Technology are:

  • To maintain and develop the confidence and ability of all children to solve technological problems.
  • To help develop the social skills necessary to work as a team, as well as the ability to work independently when the situation demands.
  • To provide the knowledge, understanding and skills needed in the process of designing and making.
  • To make explicit links with a range of relevant contexts such as the home, school, leisure and the wider environment.
  • To stimulate curiosity, imagination, creativity and develop the ability to operate effectively in a technological world.
  • To experience cooking first hand whilst learning how to produce nutritious food.