Art & Design Curriculum

The Arts, including Design and Technology

At St Gabriel’s Art and Design and Technology are taught as cross curricular and links are made with History, Geography and Science.

The subjects are practically based and encourage children to be creative and innovative. Pupils are taught to develop, plan and communicate their ideas by designing and making. Children have the opportunity to work with a variety of tools, equipment, materials and components. After completing their task, pupils evaluate their work.

Children have the opportunity to learn about famous inventors and artists and use their work as examples and stimuli for their own projects.

We believe that through Design Technology, children develop an enterprising attitude to problem solving in real life contexts, a skill that will hopefully equip them for the future.



1.Van Gogh - As part of KS2 Creative week we focused on the artist Vincent Van Gogh with each year group looking at a different painting. This is Year 3 recreating 'Road with Cypress and Star'.

2. Year one created their own wrapping paper by printing with potatoes.  

3. As part of Year 3's Topic they created cave paintings using charcoal.

4.and 5. Year 2 used chalk to create 'moving pictures' for Christmas.

6. As part of Year 3's Topic they created cave paintings, they made their own paints using different berries and painted with their fingers.


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