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Art and Design and Technology

Curriculum Intent

At Markington Primary and Nursery  School we believe that creativity is a valued skill which we enhance and embrace. We are committed to ensuring that our pupils become confident and enthusiastic creative thinkers.  We encourage children to develop ‘enquiring minds’ which ‘grow a love of learning’ and ‘our rich, creative curriculum’ provides opportunities to use art and design in imaginative and cross-curricular ways.

As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, we aim 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.

Through our teaching of Art and Design Technology we aim to:

  • To develop in each pupil a positive attitude towards Art and Design Technology, and an awareness of the fascinating aesthetic and creative aspects of the subjects.
  • To provide pupils with the skills and motivation produce work of a high standard.
  • To enable pupils to develop the ability to identify a problem, select the most appropriate  solution given task and choose equipment to check and evaluate their results.
  • To ensure pupils are provided with opportunities to use Art and Design Technology in other areas of the curriculum and in real life.
  • To enable pupils to work independently and in co-operation with others.
  • To develop confidence in pupils ability in Art and Design Technology and to encourage independence and perseverance.


Space Buggies


"I enjoyed making the vehicles and learning about space, which is really interesting." - Chloe Y4

"I love DT because I liked making a vehicle and it taught me to keep going and never give up." Mollie Y3

"Space vehicles is the best topic ever and I couldn't believe I actually got to use a saw." Lily Y4


" Using Sphero was tricky at first then got easier." Amelie Y4

"It was REALLY fun making the space vehicles." "Triangles in the joins make the structure stronger." Izzy Y4

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