Art & Design

In line with our text-based approach, our Art & Design lessons aim to always link to and enrich our class topics. Children are taught Art and Design through a variety of practical lessons where they explore, develop and refine their artistic skills, knowledge and understanding. Each year, children build on prior learning and skills, as documented in the link below:

Art & Design skills ladders

Art Gallery Evening
Design & Technology

Design and Technology is taught in line with our class topics, with meaningful links to the termly themes and concepts. Opportunities are actively sought to link the National Curriculum and EYFS curriculum with current, local, national and global issues.

Design & Technology skills ladders

Whole school Art & Design and Technology overview map


Music is an important element of school life at Essendon Primary School. In line with the National Curriculum, we aim to provide our children with experiences in which they can develop a love of music as well as their talent as musicians.  In doing this, we strive to expose children to a range of broad musical styles, which includes hosting visiting musicians to engage and inspire. These opportunities help to increase our children's self-confidence, creativity and sense of musical enjoyment. 
Across the school, we use the music platform ‘Charanga’. As a subsidizesed scheme of learning from Hertfordshire , Charanga’s high-quality musical lessons focus on world music and provide the opportunity to play a variety of different genres. 

Music skills ladders

Music overview map

Music Concert
2021 Music Visit