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Art and DT Subject Leader - Mrs J Rigby


Art - Statement of Intent


Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination.  It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world.  It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.  Children at Crawshawbooth become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities.  They learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions.  They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists, designers and craftspeople.  Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures.  The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.




  • To enable children to record form first hand experience and imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work.
  • To develop creativity and imagination through a series of complex activities.
  • To improve the children’s ability to control materials tools and techniques.
  • To increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures.
  • To develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials.
  • To foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers.


DT – Statement of Intent


Design and technology prepares children at Crawshawbooth Primary School to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas, and eventually making products and systems. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as of functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators. Children will also learn to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.




  • To develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making things
  • To enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas
  • To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures
  • To explore attitudes towards the made world and how we live and work within it
  • To develop an understanding of technological processes and products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society
  • To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things.