Art & DT

Art and Design

At English Martyrs we follow the Primary National Curriculum for Art and Design.

The national curriculum states that : Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. 

We encourage parents to come into school to view the high quality pieces of art work researched, produced and displayed by the pupils eg whole school art day Friday 29th November.

As part of ‘The World in our Hands’, Key Stage 2 investigated the function of buildings within our communities. They learnt about architects throughout history, and choosing one as inspiration, each group had to design and build for a community purpose.

The children learnt about nets of shapes and ways of joining parts of their buildings together before construction began.  Once building work was finished, the town planners were able to link the structures together to create a town.

The children used communication, teamwork and perseverance to complete their task.

The picture shows the Lower KS2 town.