Our curriculum develops the pupil's knowledge and understanding of key artists and art movements. The units link to artists through practical work and are fully scaffolded to support essential sequenced learning. Creativity and independent learning is embedded into the units by supporting children to make their own creative choices and decisions, so that their art outcomes will be knowledge-rich, unique and personal.

Our art curriculum is designed in such a way that children are involved in the evaluation, dialogue and decision-making about the quality of their outcomes and the improvements they need to make. By taking part in regular discussions and decision-making processes, children will not only know facts and key information about art, but they will be able to talk confidently about their own learning journey, have higher meta cognitive skills and have a growing understanding of how to improve.


Our DT curriculum aims to inspire pupils to innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through ideation, creation, and evaluation. We want pupils to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling, and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their own work as well as others. We build awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives and encourage our children to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements. Our curriculum targets 5 main strands of Design and Technology: Design, Make, Evaluate, Technical Knowledge and Cooking/Nutrition.  Within this, children are developing their skills in six key areas: Mechanisms, Structures, Textiles, Cooking and Nutrition (food), Electrical systems (KS2) and Digital World (KS2).



Orleans Primary School, Hartington Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3EN