Art is mainly taught at Sandfield as part of a discrete curriculum, but is also occasionally linked to theme days and other curriculum subjects. Cross curricular units are carefully planned to ensure that the children are able to develop the skills and knowledge outlined in the national curriculum, but also to reflect the interests and values of the school community.
We teach Art and design so that it engages and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Pupils will also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
We aim for all pupils to:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences in a variety of ways
- 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.
In the summer term, we hold our annual whole-school themed art exhibition, when the school hall is converted into an art gallery for a week. Our exhibition theme last year was based on the natural environment. Families have the opportunity to purchase framed copies of their child’s art work.