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Art at Red Hill Primary School

Art at Red Hill

Art & Design at Red Hill helps learners develop positive attitudes to creative thinking and creative subjects, which benefits future learning. This subject encourages them to celebrate their own and others’ artistic experiences. This builds a sense of community in the classroom from an early age and fosters an openness to diversity as they experience art and design from different times and cultures.

Art at Red Hill gives learners the space to explore and express themselves freely, supporting the development of social and reflective skills, and encouraging teachers to nurture an environment where learners can take risks and build resilience.

“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. “(National Curriculum 2014)


Each lesson is meticulously crafted, utilizing resources and drawing upon a wealth of subject expertise. The IPC curriculum unfolds along a meticulously mapped sequence of objectives, seamlessly integrating the knowledge, skills, and understanding essential for a comprehensive alignment with the National Curriculum (2014). Our approach empowers children to not only explore but also to experiment, invent, and craft their own unique pieces of art and design.

Within each lesson, we  foster an environment where children are encouraged to make connections, contrasts, and trends over time, alongside use of art terminology. 

Our art curriculum encourages children to:

  • 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.


Design and Technology at Red Hill Primary School

DT at Red Hill

Design and Technology is an innovative and creative subject, where practical learning and problem solving is at the heart of each project. As a subject, it allows children to develop a broad subject knowledge, drawing on their experiences in Mathematics, Science, Computing and Art. A high-quality Design and Technology education enables children to learn to take risks, becoming resourceful and enterprising individuals.

“High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.” (National Curriculum 2014)


At Red Hill, Design and Technology gives learners the opportunity to explore and express themselves freely. From the moment the design brief is introduced, the children go on a journey through exploration, inventiveness, resilience and reflection. Design Technology is embedded within the IPC topics, where meaningful links to other areas of the curriculum are evident across the school. Following the design process is vital, from research and planning to designing, making and evaluating, all of which equally contribute to the childrens’ successes and achievements. Practical skills are at the centre of this foundation subject, preparing our children for the future.

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