Art and Design

This year for Art and Design we are focussing on developing our drawing skills.  We are very lucky to have our very own artist in residence, Mrs Wilhelm, who will be working with each class to teach them the relevant skills and techniques.  Our aim is to help the children to draw more confidently and with greater accuracy.

We have two art galleries in the school celebrating the children’s art work. One gallery shows off the work produced for the Golden Pencil Award; the other space showcases the work carried out at school.

The Golden Pencil Award

Last year we launched the Golden Pencil Award as part of our Funky Friday Assembly. This is a weekly art competition for the children to enter their best drawings with the chance to have their work displayed on a slideshow in assembly and possibly win a prize and certificate.

Term 1
Term 2
Term 3

Aims and Purpose

At Sandown we aim to equip children with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Through the Arts Award and national curriculum for art and design we aim 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

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.

Foundation Stage

Expressive Arts and Design is part of the curriculum in Reception.

Exploring media and marks:

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, form and function.

Being Imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.

They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology and art.

Key Stage 1 – Years 1 & 2
Key Stage 2 – Years 3, 4, 5 & 6