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‘Learning Together, Learning For Life’

Art and Design




Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


(pencil, charcoal, inks, chalk, pastels, ICT software)


-begin to use a variety of drawing tools

-use drawings to tell a story

-investigate diff lines

-explore diff textures

-encourage accurate drawings of people

-extend the variety of drawing tools

-explore different textures

-observe patterns

-observe anatomy

-experiment with tools & surfaces

-draw a way of recording experiences & feelings

-use of shadow

-quick sketches to record

-experiment the potential of various pencils

-observation then using a viewfinder

-positive & negative shapes

-sketches in prep for painting

-accurate drawing of people- esp faces



-identify & draw the effect of light

-scale & proportion

-accurate drawings of people incl proportion & placement

-work done on a variety of scale

-effect of light on objects and people from different directions

-interpret the texture of a surface

-produce increasingly accurate drawings of people

-concept of perspective

-effect of light on objects & people from diff directions

-interpret the texture of a surface

-produce increasingly accurate drawings of people

-concept of perspective


(painting, ink, dye, textiles, pencils, crayon, pastels)

-experimenting with & using primary colours

-naming colours

-informal mixing

-names of tools that bring colour

-range of tools to make diff marks on paper

-colour theory- primary, secondary & tertiary

-knowledge of colour wheel

-mixing of colours

-collections of colours

-applying colours with a range of tools

-understanding tones & shades. Make as many as possible using one colour

-darken colour without using black

-use colour on a large scale

-colour mixing

-make colour wheels

-introduce different types of brushes

-techniques- apply colour using dotting, scratching, splashing, sponging

-colour mixing & matching: tint, tone, shade

-observe colours

-colour to reflect mood

-hue, tint, tone, shades, mood

-explore the use of texture in colour

-colour for purposes

-hue, tint, tone, shades & mood

-explore use of texture in colour

-colour for purposes

-colour to express feelings


(textiles, clay, sand, plaster, stone)


-handling & manipulating materials

-sensory experience

-simple collages

-simple weaving




-how textiles create things

-qualities of materials

-overlap & overlay to create effect

-use large needles: running/cross/explore other stitches

-simple applique work


-creating different background textures to work on

-use stories, music, poems as stimuli

-use a wide variety of stitches

-observe and design textural work

-experiment with creating mood, feeling, movement

-compare diff fabrics

-use stories, music, poems as stimuli

-select & use materials to embellish work

-artists using textiles

-develops experience in embellishing

-applies knowledge of diff techniques tp express feelings



(3D work, clay, dough, boxes, wire, paper

Sculpture, mod roc)


-handling, feeling & manipulating materials


-building & destroying

-shape & model


-simple joins

-use materials to make objects for a purpose

-experience clay: roll, pinch, etc

-awareness of natural & man-made forms

-shape & form from direct observation

-decorative techniques

-replicate patterns & textures in a 3D form

-shape, form, model, construct (nets)

-plan & develop

-understanding of different adhesives & methods of construction



-plan & develop

-experience surface patterns/texture

-discuss own work & work of other sculptors

-analyse & interpret natural & man-made forms of construction

-plan & develop ideas

-shape, form, model and join

-observation or imagination

-properties of media

-discuss & evaluate own work & work of others


-plan & develop ideas

-shape, form, model & join

-observation or imagination

-properties of media

 -discuss & evaluate own work & work of othe



(found materials, fruit/veg, wood blocks, press print, lino, string)



-print with a variety of objects

-print with block colours

-create patterns

-develop impressed images (foamboard)

-relief printing

-print with a growing range of objects

-identify the different forms printing takes

-relief & impressed printing


-textures patterns


-colour mixing through overlapping colour prints

-use sketchbook for recording textures & patterns

-interpret environmental & man-made patterns

-modify and adapt print


-combining prints

-design prints

-make connections

-discuss & evaluate own work & work of others


-builds up drawings & images of whole or parts of items using various techniques

-explore printing techniques used by various artists


(paint, pencil, textiles, clay, printing)


-repeating patterns

-irregular painting patterns

-simple symmetry

-awareness & discussion of pattern

-repeating patterns-tessellation


-discuss regular and irregular

-natural & man-made patterns

-experiment by arranging, folding, repeating, overlapping regular & irregular patterns

-pattern in the environment


-using ICT

-make patterns on a range of surfaces


-explore environmental & man-made patterns


-create own abstract patterns to reflect expression

-create pattern for purposes

-create own abstract pattern to reflect personal experiences & expression

-create pattern for purpose

Suggested artists








-Wassily Kandinsky

-Bridget Riley

-Beatriz Milhazes

-Giuseppe Archimboldo

-David Hockney

-Leonardo Da Vinci

-Vincent Van Gogh


-Andy Goldsworthy

-Ben Eine

-Jackson Pollock

-Claude Monet

-Ben Moseeley

-Marc Chagall



-George Suerat

-William Morris

-Molly Williams

-Linda Caverley

-Gustav Klimt

-Lawrence Stephen Lowry


-Henry Moore

-Barbara Hepworth




-Peter Thorpe

-Ben Eine


-Pablo Picasso

-Dan Mather





-Andy Warhol

-Joan Miro

-Bridget Riley


-Paul Klee


The school has achieved the Arts Council Gold Arts Mark - click the logo for more information

The school has achieved the Arts Council Arts Mark

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