Gatehouse Avenue, Bristol, Avon BS13 9AB

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St Pius X Catholic Primary School


St Pius X Catholic Primary School

Art, DT & Music Curriculum Intent



All pupils learn to sing and play classroom instruments, through this we teach children to notice and develop pace, rhythm and pitch.


Children have the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of music from different times and cultures. They are taught to respect the differences in music from around the world. Pupils also learn to improvise and develop their own musical compositions and are encouraged to approach challenges with resilience seeing mistakes as part of learning.


Children will learn about the lives of a range of musicians and to see how important musicians are in our global community.


We follow the Charanga Music School scheme of work.


Design and Technology  


Across the school, children are given a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills in the design, making and evaluating process. Children learn about different designers from around the world and how their designs have impacted our world, through this, children are taught to understand that success in design and technology often comes from perseverance and the ability to overcome challenges


From building tin can robots, to making their own pencil cases the children are provided with exciting learning prospects that inspire and motivate them in the subject area. In common with other curriculum areas children are encouraged to overcome problems and to see this as part of the design process

In all year groups, children cook a range of foods with a focus on healthy and savoury products. Through cooking children are encouraged to consider a healthy lifestyle while developing their skills for future life.



Through our termly art days children develop a love of and enthusiasm of art in its many different forms, children experience art from a range of cultures and are encouraged to express their thoughts and opinions respectfully. Children have the opportunity to share their work with the other children and parents to develop a sense of pride and achievement.


Through looking at, discussing, exploring and practising the techniques, children develop a visual perceptiveness and language with which they can explore the world around them and express their ideas and feelings. Art is experimental and explorative and is not just about the finished piece, but the whole creative process.


Children learn about not only different art forms but also about the artists that created them and the challenges they faced, art education is viewed as an essential part of our children’s cultural entitlement which helps them to understand our wider world.




Art Curriculum Map