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Sandfield Close Primary School


Art at Sandfield Close Primary School

We encourage children to embrace art in our Early Years and this is taken through the school. Our children have access to a range of resources to support them to develop a love of art. Our provision is broken down in to 6 distinct areas based on the National Curriculum 2014. These are: drawing, working with colour, printing, sculpture, textiles and collage, knowledge about artists.

Our aims are in line with those from the National Curriculum 2014:


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.

The subject content that is taught in KS1 and KS2 are the same requirements taken from the National Curriculum 2014. These are shown below and are embedded within our progression of skills document.

Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught:

  •  to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  •  to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  •  to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  •  about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  •  to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  •  to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  •  about great artists, architects and designers in history.