Artists – Engineers and Designers

Our Intent:

At Sea Mills Primary School we aim to inspire children to become creative engineers. Through a variety of opportunities to explore different types of media, children are able to challenge themselves to reach their own potential within this subject. We encourage them to consider themselves as ‘Artists.’

Our Art and Design Technology frameworks embrace the aims and beliefs that are based upon the national curriculum.

We aim to ensure that all pupils can:

  • Produce creative work that is subjective to them.
  • Become proficient artists by the end of each key stage through opportunities to draw, paint and use sculpture.
  • Evaluate and gain knowledge about great artists, craft makers and designers.

Our Implementation:

At Sea Mills Primary, every child experiences being an Artist and Engineer. These opportunities are embedded into termly learning opportunities led through different enquiry units. Each child records different skills in their own personal sketchbooks. The work within these are a reflection of each child’s own designs and show progression throughout their learning journey. They also make and design work that is shared in their classrooms and visible throughout the school in engaging displays of learning.

In Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils are encouraged to become artists and engineers by:

Trying and using a range of materials to explore, design and create.

Drawing, painting and exploring different shades and tones.

Exploring a range of artists and begin to formulate opinions about their work.

In Key Stage 2, Pupils are encouraged to become artists and engineers by:

Consolidating and revisiting the use of different media.

Improving their mastery of art and design techniques that include drawing, painting and sculpture.

Proving and consolidating knowledge about great artists and designers and consider their history.


Sea Mills Primary showcases the children’s work as Artists and Engineers in lots of different ways. Take a look at the variety of art work that this is all across the school…

Mrs Randall liaised with a member of the sea mills community who kindly donated some famous art work. This has contributed to our very own art gallery! 

Lots of classes have been making cross curricular links between their writing and then expressing this as Artists.

The children at Sea Mills have high aspirations to become artists and engineers but most of all.. have lots of fun! We hope you enjoy seeing their creativity shine through.


Whilst being Artist, Year 6 took the opportunity to use our new flexible seating arrangements.  They children really enjoyed this and it is something that we will embrace across the curriculum as the year progresses.

Fossil Making

After learning about fossils earlier in the week, the children enjoyed moulding clay and creating their very own.

A selection of art and design work  from across Early Years to KS1

Year 5 exploring Spanish Art

Year 6 love to enjoy creative activities. Here we are creating our own solar systems!