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Sudbury Primary School

Art & Design

Subject Leader

Mrs. Negandhi

Curriculum Purpose

Our curriculum advances children’s knowledge of the world by embracing the rich diversity of our school community to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of modern life.

Curriculum Rationale

Art is a practical subject which inspires imagination and creativity through the use of a broad range of materials and skills. It is an important part of the Primary curriculum as it allows all children to express themselves irrespective of their ability in verbal and written communication. Through creating their own artwork and experiencing work of others, Art provides cross-curricular links to other subjects, which enhances children’s experiences and their depth of understanding.

The art and design projects at Sudbury Primary School are well sequenced to provide a coherent subject scheme that develops children’s skills and knowledge of visual elements, art forms, artists and art movements.

Projects are placed alongside other subject projects where there are opportunities for making meaningful connections. For example, Beautiful Botanicals has been placed in the same teaching sequence as the science project Plants. 

Where possible, projects with similar materials are planned carefully across the year groups to ensure skills are revisited regularly. For example, in Key Stage 1, clay work is taught in different terms.

Seasons are also a consideration for the placement of art and design projects. For example, if children are required to work outdoors, these projects have been placed in either the latter part of the spring or summer term.

Curriculum Map

Art & Design Curriculum Overview


Use the links below to find some engaging Art & Design activities you can do at home!

Art and Design KS1/KS2: Schools Art and Design - BBC Teach

Art Primary Resources | National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com)

Primary Resources: Art


Art Gallery