Woodcock Hill, Sandridge
St Albans Hertfordshire, AL4 9EB
01727 850 576
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At Sandridge, our Art and Design Technology curriculum aims to 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 culture, creativity and the wealth of our nation.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage; pupils experiment with blocks, colours and marks. They explore how colours can be changed and what happens when they mix colours. They use a range of media and begin to experiment with creating different textures.

They use a variety of resources and a wide range of tools and techniques.

In Key Stage 1; pupils use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. The use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

They learn to appreciate 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 work.

In Key Stage 2; pupils use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit their ideas. They improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials such as pencil, charcoal, paint and clay. They also learn about great artists, architects and designers throughout history.

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