Year 3 had a wonderful trip yesterday in London at The National Gallery!


Our Year 4 children had a great trip today visiting a local Mosque in Morden. This linked perfectly with their RE learning.


Thank you to for a wonderful assembly today. The whole HJAC community were engaged in the assembly.


The children have enjoyed a wonderful pantomime this morning courtesy of our wonderful PTA!


We are delighted to have been able to donate lots of brand new toys to the children at Queen Mary’s Hospital at St Helier’s hospital. Thank you to all of our families who donated.


Our Year 3 children enjoyed singing to the local residents at a local care home. The children all sang beautifully and there was smiles all round!


Thank you to all who came to celebrate the children's hard work this morning! The hall was filled with some truly wonderful projects!


The most beautiful setting for our Carols by Candlelight. The children sang beautifully last night and we can’t wait for Thursday nights performance!


The children and staff enjoyed wearing their Christmas Jumpers for Christmas jumper day. We raised nearly £200 for ‘Save the Children’. The elves in school even got involved!


Great start to Road safety week with our local police team speaking to the children about the importance of road safety.


A fantastic PTA event at school, making Bath Bombs and selling Hot dogs and hot chocolate! What a wonderful combination.



Today we are supporting Children in Need. Our children are all very happy wearing their Pudsey inspired outfits or PJs!


HJAC are proud to be taking part in ‘Cut Your Carbon’ November in partnership with Eco Schools. The children are all very excited to be involved in such a worth while event!


The children are enjoying their African Drumming workshop as part of our diversity offer at HJAC.


Thank you to all of the wonderful HJAC community. We are so grateful for such a wonderful support in Sutton.


Amazing showcase this morning of all of our children’s home learning projects! They are just amazing!


Year 5 children have been enjoying their Diwali workshop creative day with crafts in the morning and learning some dances in the afternoon!


So proud of all of the staff at HJAC who received so many nominations!


So proud of our children and staff involved working together with We all loved seeing our children up on stage!

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“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” 

Pablo Picasso 

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artefacts, expressing the author's imaginative, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. 

An artist needs: 

  • Communication skills 

  • Imagination 

  • A critical eye 

  • Creativity 

  • Collaboration 

To become effective artists, we will teach children about 


Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy  

We understand that a high–quality art and design curriculum should engage, inspire and challenge pupils. The intent of the art and design curriculum is to develop human creativity by equipping students with the skills to experiment, invent, create and evaluate. To gain knowledge and an understanding of art and design the pupils will learn about art through history and through a range of cultural, enriching experiences. 

Implementation: What does Art and Design look like? An overview: 

We deliver a curriculum which teaches key knowledge in drawing, painting,collage, textiles, printing and sculpting by using materials and techniques. We also believe that by creating enriching experiences, during lessons and extra-curricular activities, 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  

Helping pupils to create sketchbooks enables them to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas improve their mastery of art and design techniques. Key Stage 2 pupils are expected to practice techniques with increasing control and “think critically with developing a more rigorous understanding or art and design” (DfE 2013: 176). Within the sketchbook, pupils will be taught to evaluate and share opinions surrounding other great artists’ work. They will also need to give reasoning for decisions and draw influences from great artists, architects and designers in history.  

The increased use of technology should also be considered when teaching art and design. Pupils will also have an understanding of digital art and how digital and physical art are interlinked.   

We teach the following units in art and design 


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Impact: Evidence and assessment 

The Art and Design curriculum aims to excite pupils and ignite their enthusiasm in the world around them. Judging the impact of art has always been a topic of debate. A large differentiation in perspective and opinion of artwork makes it difficult to define and therefore, assess pupils’ learning.  

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 skills and techniques that the pupils learn will impact the learning environments in and around the academy. Pupils will be encouraged to take influences from their surroundings and improve the aesthetics of their local community by exhibiting artwork linked to all areas of the curriculum and beyond. 

Subject leaders will conduct learning walks and pupil interviews to measure the impact of our teaching, based on how much children can remember. 

Subject leaders will meet with their counterparts from our other cluster schools throughout the year and will moderate the planning, work and monitoring outcomes from their setting to ensure that standards are exceeding the expectations of the National Curriculum. 

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