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St Robert Southwell

Catholic Primary School

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Art & DT

At St. Robert Southwell our intention is to provide a curriculum which enables children to generate ideas, embrace their imaginations, acquire skills and enjoy learning. We want children to develop as critical and creative thinkers and aim to foster originality and creativity using Art, Design and Technology as means of communication. We offer opportunities to recognise and be inspired by our surroundings and encourage each other to use our artistic talents to display our appreciation of God’s world.


Art & Design

Our Art & Design curriculum encourages the children at St. Robert Southwell to express, explore and celebrate ideas, feelings and values. Throughout their time in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children will learn about the materials and techniques used by artists; develop their own knowledge understand and skills and learn about the wider world of art, craft and design.

We aim to increase the opportunities for our children to experience:

  • Art from different cultures
  • Art within our local community
  • Visits to museums, galleries and workshops
  • A wide variety of materials and techniques


Design & Technology

Through Design and Technology, children understand how to keep themselves safe and develop their self-esteem when learning about how things work around them. Through building and developing relationships, children at St. Robert Southwell are able to recognise the importance of sharing tools safely, working together and improving their designs collaboratively.

Opportunities arise throughout our curriculum for children to be inspired by the creativity of others and develop their own deigns to solve problems. We want children to contribute positively to the world around them and encourage them to plan, experiment, construct and evaluate their designs as they progress.