St John’s of England Primary School

Art & Design Technology

Subject Leader: Branka Mrvaljevic

Our Curriculum Intent

At St-John’s Primary School, we believe that Art and design technology are important to a child’s education. The creative aspect stimulates a child’s brain in different ways encouraging innovation, imagination and the development of practical skills.


Art involves children using different materials, colour, form, texture, pattern and equipment to represent objects realistically and imaginatively, and to express ideas and feelings. Once completed, the evaluative element enables pupils to develop skills in assessing their own designs and outcomes and those of other artists and artisans, and to understand the value and significance of art in society. Children learn about the diverse roles and functions of art and craft in contemporary life and in different times and cultures. Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts have the power to enrich our public lives.

Design and technology

The DT curriculum that we follow within St. John’s aims to develop the children’s skills across 4 main areas of Design and technology: developing, planning and communicating ideas; working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products; evaluating processes and products; food and nutrition. In all areas of Design and Technology the children are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and requirements of the product. Every child will have the opportunity to learn and extend their understanding, experience and application in the use of technology.

Useful Documents

Art and Design Technology Curriculum Map