At Sandhurst Primary School, pupils are given a wealth of opportunity to access the National Curriculum for Art and Design through our fantastic projects outlined on Curriculum Maestro. Where appropriate, each class will have an Art and Design project that links with their main topic for the term. Drawing connection between the wider curriculum subjects is not limited to geography or history, but the link may extend to other subjects such as science.
We have a number of skilled staff who are able to provide high quality teaching and support across the whole school to ensure teaching of Art and Design is delivered to the very best standard. This expectation is transferred from teacher to pupil as children are taught to take care and to feel proud of their artwork. We have celebratory art galleries in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to display our artwork.
We are incredibly committed to providing a curriculum that is enriched with opportunities to experience a wide variety of artistic mediums. A typical art lesson within our school will include children getting hands on: using clay to create 3D sculptures; creating jewelry; learning embroidery and needle work; sketching; water colour painting; or printing.
An art exhibition is held in the Summer Term to celebrate the wonderful artwork that the children create. Parents and other members of our school community are invited in to the school to enjoy the display and to purchase art if they wish.
Furthermore, we offer a weekly art and craft club for those children who are really passionate and wish to experience an extra opportunity for creative outlet.
What do our pupils say
- I really like painting – Daisy Year 1
- I like when we made the funny faces and when we do pictures of what's outside – Jacob Year 1
We provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
How it Works?
Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:
Please find downloadable PDF versions of the Information available for the Art Curriculum.