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Art and Design & Technology

Intent: Allowing children of all abilities to experiment with skills and materials to widen their knowledge and understanding of art and design.

Implementation: Children have opportunities to present their sense of vision through observation, experimentation and illustration.

Impact: The Art/DT curriculum has been designed to ensure that children get an immersive creative education.


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.  At Benington, pupils learn art and design linked to current topics and during whole day events in school.

Department of Education’s Statutory Guidance on the Art and Design Curriculum

Design and technology

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.

Department of Education’s Statutory Guidance on the Design and Technology Curriculum