We have been working with to deliver cooking club this half term - children have sampled different fruits and decorated biscuits! As you can see - the children have loved this!


Our Year 5’s enjoyed the Viking workshop today and used their knowledge to act out Viking battles


Thank you to our Year 1 parents that attended the phonics workshop this week. It was great to see you all there!


Our children enjoyed Cooking Club this week and learnt how to make a healthy salad. Cant wait to see what they make next week! Thank you


What an amazing day yesterday - we all had so much fun and each class now has their own personalised picture drawn by Korky Paul!


The buzz of excitement can be felt at the book signing taking place right now at HPAB with Korky Paul


We are super excited today as we have the illustrator Korky Paul with us today! Welcome to HPAB Korky!


Year 2 are on a minibeast hunt for their topic is Science thos afternoon! How many will they find?


***HPAB EASTER BONNET PARADE WINNERS*** What a fantastic event today - we had lots of fun! Thank you to all of the parents that attended and well done to our winners!


What an amazing Dip and Do homework from our Year 2 pupil on The Great Fire of London for our history topic this half term. Well done!


Year 4 have been transported back in time to celebrate everything Roman!


Year 6 have been reading Pig Heart Boy by and have been thoroughly enjoying it. They are currently writing persuasive letters to Dr Bryce. Thank you


We are supporting Red Nose Day today. Thank you for wearing something red and donating to this fantastic charity!


We have had some amazing 'Dip & Do' homework from our Year 3's. Well done!


We have had an amazing today. The costumes were outstanding! But WBD isn't just about dressing up - we also had an assembly and completed activities all around the love of reading! Take a look at our costumes here via


We are enjoying with a special assembly on one of our favourite books Winnie The Witch. We are also looking forward to welcoming to our Academy later on this month! via


***HPAB Chick Update*** Take a look at our Timelapse of the last three days. We have 10 chicks that have hatched and what an amazing experience for all to witness. via




***HPAB Chick Update*** Now we have 10 chicks! We are so excited!


***HPAB Chick Update*** This is the moment chick number 5 hatched! The buzz around the Academy today has been electric with children & adults excited to see our chicks hatch

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Art and Design

Some of the highest forms of creativity is found within art, craft and design. Our curriculum aims to challenge, engage, and inspire pupils and to think critically about their work and the work of others. Showing pupils, a diverse range of artists equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to create their own works of art. By the end of key stage two, pupils at Harris Primary Academy Benson (HPAB) should know and articulate how art and design impacts history, society, and culture.

To become effective artists, we teach about:



The visual elements are the foundation of art and design and everything we teach comes from it.

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 
Our curriculum aims to challenge, engage, and inspire pupils and to think critically about their work and the work of others. Showing pupils, a diverse range of artists equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to create their own works of art. By the end of key stage two, pupils at Harris Primary Academy Benson should know and articulate how art and design impacts history, society, and culture.

Through our awareness of the visual elements in art and design, we deliver a curriculum which teaches key knowledge in the following 6 areas: drawing, painting, collage, textiles, printing and sculpting by using materials and techniques. Each area is taught at the same time, showing the progression of skills in each unit across the academy. The pupils are able to gain a love of the subject and understand the important links that art has in the world we live in. Each pupil has a sketchbook to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas improve their mastery of art and design techniques.

Within the sketchbook (and each lesson) retrieval practice is implemented: reinforcing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the area of learning. Pupils will be taught to evaluate and share opinions surrounding other great artists’ work and their own. With the intention of drawing influences from artists, architects and designers and implementing it into their own work.

At HPAB, we teach the following units of work:









Year 1

Pablo Picasso and Oliver Jeffers

Continuous line drawing

Eric Carle

Collage techniques

Piet Mondrian and David McGee

Primary colours, secondary colours and block painting.

Sonia Delauney​ and Bernice Sydney

Geometric & abstract simple shapes

Kathy Jeffers

Simple clay modelling techniques

Anni Albers

Simple fabric weaving technique

Year 2

Olga Gamynina and
 Bryan Organ

Simple line and texture

Andy Goldsworthy

Exploring arrangements

Georgia O’Keefe

Oversized, smooth long painted lines

Henri Matisse

Monoprints and line portraits

Joan Miro

Surrealism in sculpture

Ghanaian Kente cloth weaving

Exploring pattern and colours in cloth









Year 3

Karla Gerard and Gustav Klimt

Shape, pattern, colour and bold lines

Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse

Geometric and organic shapes, exploring colour and composition

Vincent Van Gogh

Short visible brush strokes, and colour/techniques to convey emotion

Paul Klee

Collagraph prints

Louise Goodman

Coil pots and modelling techniques

Lisa Walton and Judith Content

Stitching techniques and tie-dye

Year 4

Paul Cezanne and
 Leonardo Da Vinci

Use of colour, light and proportion in still life and drawing human form

Jiri Kolar & Man Ray

Surrealism and juxtaposition

Giorgio Morandi

Subtle tones and composition using simple objects

Diogo Machodo

Azulejos tile designs, poly-tile printing and rotational symmetry

Louise Bourgeois

Use of materials, construction and assembly techniques

Chuah Thean Teng and
 Kampung Batik

Batik artwork

Year 5

Filippo Brunelleschi and
 Vincent Van Gogh

Linear perspective and vanishing points

Sarah Eisenlohr

Use of perspective, juxtaposition and composition for effect

Alex Katz

Colour wheels – primary, secondary and tertiary colours

Erich Heckel and
Edvard Munch

Animal prints, negative and positive space, lino printing and printed overlays

Anish Kapoor & Henry Moore

Negative and positive space, biomorphic form and complex hollow structures

Rita Smith and
 Panamanian Mola Art

Stitching techniques

Year 6

Stephen Wiltshire, Charlotte Mann and
 Ben Shahn

Perspective using line and scale

Deborah Roberts & Romare Bearden

Use of colour and composition for effect

Paul Cezanne

Triangulation, composition and watercolours

and C215

Using stencils, silk screen printing and dry brush technique

Barbara Hepworth and
Naum Gabo

Abstract shapes and precise construction and formation

James Fox and
Bisa Butler

Applique, symbols and patterns to represent key ideas


EYFS Curriculum Overview


Intended End-Points

• To be able to draw lines and shapes that represent objects and people.

• To be able to recognise the three primary colours and experiment with mixing them including tonal variations.


Intended End-Points

• To be able to draw a simple representation of an object or person.

• To be able to join two materials together.

• To be able to recognise and mix secondary colours.


Intended End-Points

• To begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.

• To be able to draw a simple observational drawing with appropriate proportions and detail of an object or person.

• To be able to mix a range of colours to achieve a desired effect.

• To share their creations, explaining the process they have used.

• To make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.

Here at HPAB, our aim is that the curriculum excites and ignites pupils’ enthusiasm of the world around them. Pupil’s reflect on the skills they have required and evaluate how they were able to implement those skills in their work, as well as ponder on the areas of learning which they found challenging. We encourage pupils to express a difference in opinion in art and design. Building on from our weekly retrieval tasks, pupils answer a low stakes test every half term to show their understanding and knowledge of the skills and artists.

Within art education pupils should be encouraged to express difference in opinion which contrasts with fixed assessment criteria. Continuous formative assessment within art is important to view the processes that a child goes through when creating artwork. The subject leader observes work every half term and conduct pupil interviews to measure the impact of our teaching, based on how much pupils can remember. As part of their continuous professional development, the subject leader will meet with others in cluster meetings throughout the year, to moderate the planning, work and monitoring outcomes to ensure that standards are exceeding the expectations of the National Curriculum.