Art and Design Technology

At Queen’s Hill, we believe that the Art and Design curricular should stimulate creativity and fire children’s imaginations. In our school, we combine theory with practice to provide a rounded approach necessary for children to study Art and Design in depth in the future. We want to encourage our children to express themselves through art and inspire them to pursue creative career paths. Our curriculum is designed to develop children’s cultural capital and allow them to explore a variety of artists, techniques and media. We do this because British Values are very important to us and we aspire to expose children to artists from diverse backgrounds and celebrate their contributions to our cultural heritage.

We aim to provide children with a strong creative foundation in early years. Children are encouraged to be independent with their creations and take ownership for their work. We expose them to a wide range of materials and resources and encourage them to use them without limits. As the children move up to KS1 and KS2, they are given opportunities to work with different materials and techniques such as printmaking and sculpture. By the end of their primary education, we aspire for the children to be equipped with life-long skills and cherished memories of the art pieces and inventions they have created.

Subject in Action


Year 4 Iron Man Poetry and Art

Year 4 have started the new term to an incredible beginning. We began the week by exploring our focus for this half term, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. In Writing, we have discovered figurative language such as alliteration, similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia. We have found examples of this in The Iron Man and created … Read more


Y5 Art

We created artwork inspired by Chris Ofili’s ‘Paradise by Night’ painting. We used popcorn kernels, rice, split peas and different painting techniques to incorporate texture into our work.


Year 4 Roman Catapults

Last week, year 4 made Roman catapults. We worked hard in our talk partner pairs and learned lots of new skills including using a junior hacksaw and hot glue guns safely. When they were complete we tried them out!


Year 1 Anti-Bullying Day

It was Anti-Bullying Day in school. In year 1 we read a story called Mixed by Aree Chung. It inspired us to create our own art around the story. We drew our own cities and used finger paint to create the people. The children loved mixing the paint to create as many different colours as … Read more


Y5 – Anti Bullying Curriculum Day

We had a wonderful day working together in our year group and also meeting up with our Y2 ‘Buddy Classes’. As a year group we looked at what the word ‘bullying’ means and acted through scenarios so that we could better understand how bullying can effect our mental-wellbeing. We read the story ‘Emmanuel’s Dream,’ which … Read more


Year 2 – Chinese Dragon Vehicles

In Design and Technology this half term Year 2 have been learning about mechanisms and wheeled vehicles, they have learnt the key vocabulary axel, wheel and chassis. During this unit the children have designed, built and decorated their own moving Chinese Dragons ready for our Dragon Parade later in the term.


Purple Poppies

Year 6 made purple poppies to remember the animals that have helped in war.  We were really impressed with the concentration and grit and determination shown by all the children!


Remembrance Day Poppies

Art club have created poppies in preparation for our Remembrance assembly tomorrow. The children have used the cross-stitch skills they have been learning. They’re looking wornderful!


Cross-Stitch in Art Club

Miss Taylor, Miss Earl and Miss Osbourne have been busy in their after-school art club, teaching the children cross-stitch skills. They all designed their own templates, before choosing coloured thread to create their own pictures and patterns. We think they look amazing!