Art, Design and Technology

Art and Design

At Whitchurch we believe that delivering a high quality art curriculum will provide children with opportunities to develop their skills, creativity and open their imaginations. Our curriculum enables involvement in shaping their environments through art activities where they learn to make informed judgements and decisions about their work and explore the work of artists. Whitchurch provides children with the knowledge and skills to be creative with their own pieces of artwork. Children are able to plan, design, make and evaluate their own work and the work of other artists by implementing the art skills they have acquired. This develops their understanding of the world around them and their critical thinking, leading to a better understanding of art and the impact on our history, culture and nation.

Our Art curriculum provides children with the opportunity to:

  • produce creative work which explores their ideas and records their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • learn about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
  • develop their creativity and problem solving skills, allowing the children to find solutions both independently and within a team
  • think analytically when challenges arise and problem solve in an effective way
  • demonstrate the Whitchurch Values of aspiration, resilience and respect


Design Technology

We believe that studying Design Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. 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 Technology, the children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as 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.

We believe Design Technology teaches our children to:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


Art and Design Leader: Mrs Bainbridge
Design Technology Leader: Miss Patel


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Whitchurch Primary School and Nursery Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ
Interim Headteacher | Mr M Thompson-Lawrie