Art & Design, Design Technology and Music

We are a Small School with Big Aspirations and a Huge Heart.

Our Curriculum is built on our Core Values: Courage, Compassion and Creativity

Children have the confidence and freedom to be creative, ask questions and approach challenges with courage and resilience. A firm foundation in reading, writing and maths allows our children to flourish in all areas of the curriculum.

Through The Sarratt Way, Children learn to treat others the way they would like to be treated themselves. They understand the need to be compassionate and care for the world around them.

Our Creative approach allows children to develop a love of learning and acquire the skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.

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Our Curriculum Offer

We offer a broad curriculum where every child is encouraged to shine.

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Art and Design


At Sarratt Primary School, Art and Design are an integral part of our inclusive and engaging curriculum. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best.  National Curriculum objectives are delivered through explicit subject and case study focused lessons,  which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities whilst making creative links between all aspects of children’s learning.  We have developed a teacher assessment framework (TAF) for each year group, which explicitly details key skills and learning at each stage of the foundation subjects. In addition to this, we have created an assessment tool which identifies the four key skills for each subject, to aid teachers and children in their study of these foundation subjects.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our specified teaching of Foundation Subjects provides lots of learning challenges throughout the year which will require our children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.  

Teachers are encouraged to enrich the experience of the half-termly topics for the children through trips, visitors into school, celebration days and shared experiences of the wider school community. 

Our creative curriculum has been organised through a subject based approach that incorporates the key skills set out in the new national curriculum (2014). Each class teacher is responsible for the delivery of the creative curriculum over each half term. Where possible, a cross-curricular approach can be woven through other subject areas.

Children progress through the logically sequenced learning, allowing them to build, recall and apply their skills and knowledge. These knowledge and skills are laterally assessed though pupil-led projects with subject leaders present to engage and ask questions of the pupils.

The experiences provided through each foundation subject are met with enthusiasm, sparking curiosity and creativity across all year groups. Children make meaningful links between the National Curriculum Subjects and apply their skills and understanding to meaningful contexts.



Our Music Curriculum is delivered through the Charanga Musical School Programme. Charanga Musical School adopts a music mastery approach enabling children to understand musical concepts through repetition-based  learning.

Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. Musical teaching and learning is not neat or linear. The strands of musical learning, presented within the lessons are part of the learning spiral. Over time, children can both develop new musical skills and concepts, and re-visit established musical skills
and concepts.