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Art and Design Technology

At Holy Rood, we intend for every child to consider themselves an artist. We believe that Art and Design are not only central to our school’s curriculum but also central to the growth and development of imaginative and emotionally literate young people. We aim to provide a high-quality Art and Design education that engages, inspires and challenges pupils. We aim to equip our pupils them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design.

Through our Design Technology curriculum, we intend for every child to have the opportunity to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. In addition to this, we want our children to 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. Finally, our curriculum design enables children to analyse, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others as well as understand and apply the principles of nutrition and have basic cooking skills.

Art Curriculum Map

 Please click here for the Art Curriculum Map.

Art Subject Policy

Please click here for the Art Subject Policy.

Artists we study at Holy Rood School ...

Art Displays around our school ...

Design and Technology Curriculum Map

Please click here for the Design and Technology Curriculum Map 

Design and Technology Subject Policy

Please click here for the Design and Technology Subject Policy.

Design and Technology in action at Holy Rood ...

Pupil Voice gathered during subject link governor visit

"I like paintings objects, I think it’s nice that we can do that in our school."

"I get a chance to express my feelings without having to talk about it to anyone."

"We know what our learning objectives are – that helps me know if I have done it properly."

"Our teachers show us what to paint and how to do it."

"We do lots - crafting, painting, sketching. Our learning objectives help us to know what to do in our lessons."

"I like crafting in D&T. I liked making boxes for DT. I just made a chocolate box called ‘Kitten Surprise’ -it was fun."