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Art and Design

Art at Abbey


Art and design activity enriches children’s learning and enables them to communicate their thoughts, ideas and observations in a practical and expressive way. In talking about art and evaluating their own and others’ work, children are encouraged to develop their visual language, ideas and feelings. Through experience of a variety of materials, tools and techniques children have the opportunity to record creatively the world around them.


The core curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, explore their ideas and record 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 form.

Design Technology at Abbey



Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. They are taught to look for opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making a range of products. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators.


  • to develop children’s designing and making skills, 
  • to teach children the knowledge and understanding, within each child’s ability, that will be required to complete the making of their product, 
  • to teach children the safe and effective use of a range of tools, materials and components, 
  • to develop children’s understanding of the ways in which people have designed products in the past and present to meet their needs, 
  • to develop children’s creativity and innovation through designing and making, 
  • to develop children’s knowledge of famous designers.

Design Technology Long Term Plan

Design Technology Policy