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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 for Art and Design 2014


“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Pablo Picasso

At Sherington we pride ourselves on the high quality of our Arts provision. Our creative and inspiring curriculum gives children opportunities to access all Art forms reflecting different cultures and our local community. We have established links with many local artists and organisations and work in partnership with Corelli College which was designated as a specialist Arts school in 2005. At the end of each year we celebrate Art at Sherington with our Arts week where all strands of the creative curriculum are brought together and shared with children, parents and the wider community.


Key stage 1


  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers.


Key stage 2

Children continue to build on and further develop the skills and knowledge they have acquired in Key stage 1 by:

  • creating sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • improving their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]


  • learning about great artists, architects and designers in history.