Manor Field Primary School

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Art Lead: Ms J Smith

Design Technology Lead - Mr G Moulden


‘Every Child is an Artist’ - Pablo Picasso


‘Design and Technology should be as riveting and relevant as the career it channels into. Logical, creative and practical, it’s the only opportunity that school students have to apply what they learn in maths and science – directly preparing them for a future in engineering.’- James Dyson



Creativity is a vitally important component of a child’s learning and development. Without the appropriate use of imagination and creativity, pupils can fail to engage with their own learning and learn to express themselves well.

At Manor Field, Art and Design Technology are seen as essential aspects of the foundation curriculum and are taught every week.

Art helps children to deepen an understanding of their own and others' creative ideas, as well as their skills in appreciation and evaluation. It also helps them to develop their own technical abilities in areas such as painting, puppetry, sculpture, sketching and collage. 

Across the KS1 and KS2 curriculum, pupils will gain greater knowledge of artists across a range of art forms, both traditional and contemporary, and an understanding of art history.

Design and Technology develops young children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. Design and Technology encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.

This year, we are also going to be introducing an Art and Design Club for KS2 children who are keen to further their skills and understanding (more news to follow later this term). We will also be welcoming pupil Art Ambassadors for each year group, who will help to support and encourage creativity within their own units and across the school.