Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School

"All smiles returned"


Art, Design and Design Technology

Subject Leader: Mrs Hunter

At Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School we provide our children with opportunities to stimulate their creativity and imagination. Through expressive art, children can communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and using different materials and processes.

Children become involved in shaping their environments through Art and Design activities. 

Art work is celebrated across the school in the large volume of displays. We invite you to view our slideshow below:

             Please find below some of the fantastic Art work in our curriculum floorbooks

Art and Design is assessed from Y1 - Y6. Essential skills include:

  • Sketching 
  • Developing ideas
  • Selecting materials
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • 3D
  • Printmaking
  • Collage
  • Photography
  • Colour
  • Pattern
  • Line and tone
  • Form 
  • Evaluating Art and Design
  • Appreciating Art and Design

Children are enthusiastic about art at Ward Jackson Primary School. They have the opportunity to use their artistic skills each term within their thematic curriculum unit.

Y5 pupils have worked with local artist Keith Robson. Keith has visited Aurora class each week and developed drawing skills such as perspective. 

Design Technology

Design Technology is assessed from Y1 - Y6. Essential knowledge strands include making, using, understanding, planning, knowledge and evaluation. Essential skills include:

  • Tools
  • Materials
  • Health and safety
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Textiles
  • Card making
  • Cutting
  • Joining
  • Structures
  • Mechanisms
  • Electricity
  • ICT
  • Preparing and cooking food
  • Nutrition
  • Origins of food
  • Designing
  • Product evaluation