Sandon JMI School

Learning, Resilience, Independence

Art and Design


“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.” (National Curriculum 2014)


At Sandon we want pupils to be creative, explore their own ideas and record their experiences and interests. Pupils are given opportunities to develop skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and collage. Pupils are taught to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design and learn about artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


We deliver a broad and balanced art curriculum that builds upon previous learning and ensures progression of skills from Reception to Year 6. We aim to deliver a curriculum that is engaging and inspiring. During their time at Sandon, children will develop skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

From Key Stage 2 children are taught how to use sketchbooks which gives them the opportunity for personal expression and shows each child’s individual progress and experiences.

As well as Art lessons children also have many opportunities to create art in other lessons across the curriculum.

Sandon JMI  Art and Design  - Skills, Knowledge and Vocabulary progression

art and design curriculum final map november 23 3 .pdf