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Art & Design at Red Hill

Purpose of study

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.

Our subject leaders for Art and Design are:

Mrs Amanda Wright and Miss Amanda Shepherd

Our essential learning objectives for Art and Design at Red Hill Primary school are to enable children:

  • To develop ideas
  • To master techniques
  • To take inspiration from the great artists and designers

Art and Design is taught in a thematic, cross-curricular way to enable children to make links between subjects and to ensure that learning is meaningful, relevant and interesting. 

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Design & Technology at Red Hill

The new National curriculum for DT states:

Purpose of study

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Our subject leaders for DT are:

Mrs Amanda Wright and Miss Amanda Shepherd

Our essential learning objectives for DT at Red Hill Primary school are to enable children:

  • To master practical skills.
  • To design make, evaluate and improve.
  • To take inspiration from design throughout history.
  • To develop cooking skills and understand and apply the principles of good nutrition.