Art is a high profile part of the curriculum at St Ippolyts, both as a discreet skills-based subject and a creative medium for cross curricular learning.
We aim to foster children’s potential in art through a progression of investigation and study in line and pattern. They also look at the work of a wide range of traditional and contemporary artists and crafts people and learn to work expressively through a wide range of media.
Art is also used to enliven and enrich other curricular areas such as History, Geography, RE and English.
We hold annual ‘Arts Days’ on a given theme and draw upon the arts of a wide range of international cultures and artistic techniques.
Design and Technology comprises of designing, making, evaluating and technical knowledge in which children design and make products within a variety of contexts such as cooking, gardening, structures, mechanical systems, and computing.
Various topics are covered, and skills are progressive as they develop through the school. Through this they develop many critical skills such as planning, designing, developing, making, and evaluating.
Design and Technology develops on a broad range of subject knowledge and draws on other areas such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing, and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative and enterprising.
Within Design Technology, cooking and nutrition is an important topic as this is a crucial life skill. Children will learn how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. They will learn the importance of a healthy and balanced diet, where food comes from and how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes using a range of cooking techniques.