Art and DT at St Joseph’s
As a Catholic Academy, religious education and faith development will be at the heart of our school curriculum in order to develop the Catholicism and spirituality of our pupils.
Art and Design
At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that teaching and learning in art and design is important because it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. It is a fundamental means of personal expression and enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of different materials and processes. We aim to foster enjoyment of art, craft and design and for children to experience a broad and balanced range of art activities.
Design and technology is a practical subject. We believe children should be prepared to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies by providing opportunities for all the children to design and make quality products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts drawing on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Design and technology gives the children the opportunity to work and think both as individuals and as part of a team, which helps them develop and learn while demonstrating our key values of the school.
We believe in instilling a love of cooking in pupils. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others now and in later life.