Lace Hill Academy

Art and Design Technology

At Lace Hill Academy, children develop skills in both Art and DT each term.  We have set themes which link to the National Curriculum Programmes of study for KS1 and KS2.

What are our Art and DT themes?

How do these themes develop my children’s skills in Art and DT?

In both Art and DT, we teach key skills and build upon these year by year.   This enables children to gain in depth knowledge and skills in these creative subjects.

Below are the key objectives that your child will revisit and build upon each year.


 Design Technology

 To develop ideas

 To master practical skills

 To master techniques

 To design, make, evaluate and improve

 To take inspiration from the greats

 To take inspiration from design throughout history

What does our curriculum aim to do?


Art is of a high quality at Lace Hill Academy.  Our curriculum aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. 

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording 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
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Design Technology

Design and Technology is also thoroughly enjoyed by the children at Lace Hill.  It is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Through our DT curriculum, children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

How is your child’s work assessed?

With each half term theme, the class teacher will be assessing your child’s skills progression using the Year Group Assessment Statements.


Children at Lace Hill Academy are very proud of their progress and achievements in Art and DT.  Their work is regularly displayed outside each classroom, promoting a sense of achievement and pride in everyone of our pupils.