Creative Arts





  • Inspire our children to be creative and express themselves​
  • To provide opportunities to promote positive mental health and wellbeing​
  • Enable our children to develop art skills ​
  • Allow our children time to experiment, enjoy and succeed in creative activities ​
  • To build children’s confidence and allow them opportunities to be individual artists ​
  • Inspire our children to understand how the creative arts are incorporated into society and how the creative industries can be a valued career. ​
  • Enable our children to explore diverse and contemporary artists, with a particular focus on Bristol artists. 


  • Provide a varied art curriculum which is both experimental and project based​
  • Cover the core disciplines of drawing, painting with colour theory, sculpture particularly through using clay and learning from diverse contextual sources​
  • Pupils will also have opportunities to further develop their creativity and through Collage, Printing, Textiles, Sustainable Art and World Crafts, and their self-expression skills. ​
  • Enrichment opportunities include taking part in the local Arts Trail, whole-school Art and Clay Days, off-site exhibitions, getting involved in Community Art events, and visits from Bristol artists. ​
  • This approach offers the children a broad, aspirational range of creative experiences, enabling them to find their own artistic interests and strengths. 

Design Technology


  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.​
  • Inspire and enthuse our children to appreciate and explore products ​
  • 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​
  • Enable our children to develop subject specific design technology vocabulary ​
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


  • Provide all children with opportunities to creatively and practically design, make and evaluate products for a range of purposes.​
  • Children will learn technical knowledge and develop the skills of design, make and evaluate.​
  • Where possible, DT units are integrated into our most befitting whole school topics offering our children a real life, meaningful context to apply their learning and skills. ​
  • Children are expected to use and apply subject specific vocabulary. Each project will build upon skills and vocabulary learnt previously​
  • Each year group will cover three units of DT throughout the year, covering a range of textiles, food and nutrition, construction and electrical. ​
  • Children will develop their confidence and resilience to experiment with designs and reflect on the strength and weaknesses to improve their design.​
  • A whole school progression for skills and vocabulary ensures children have opportunities to build upon previous learning and develop new skills. 

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  • Windmill Close Windmill Hill Bristol BS3 4DP

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