Art and Design

Our Art and Design curriculum ensures that our children:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
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Art and Design in Year 1 and 2:

In Year 1 and 2 in Art  Pupils should be taught:

to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Year 1 and 2 Children can:

I can choose and use three different grades of pencil when drawing.
I can use charcoal, pencil and pastel to create art.
I can use a viewfinder to focus on a specific part of an artefact before drawing it.
I can mix paint to create all the secondary colours.
I can create brown with paint.
I can create tints with paint by adding white.
I can create tones with paint by adding black.
I can create a printed piece of art by pressing, rolling, rubbing and stamping.
I can make a clay pot.
I can join two clay finger pots together.
I can use different effects within an IT paint package.
I can suggest how artists have used colour, pattern and shape.
I can create a piece of art in response to the work of another artist.

 

ART AND DESIGN IN YEAR 3:

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT:

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
about great artists, architects and designers in history.

YEAR 3 CHILDREN CAN:

I can show facial expressions in my art.
I can use sketches to produce a final piece of art.
I can use different grades of pencil to shade and to show different tones and textures.
I can create a background using a wash.
I can use a range of brushes to create different effects in painting.
I can identify the techniques used by different artists.
I can use digital images and combine with other media in my art.
I can use IT to create art which includes my own work and that of others.
I can compare the work of different artists.
I recognise when art is from different cultures.
I recognise when art is from different historical periods.

 

ART AND DESIGN IN YEAR 4:
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT:

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
about great artists, architects and designers in history.

YEAR 4 CHILDREN CAN:

I can show facial expressions and body language in sketches and paintings.
I can use marks and lines to show texture in my art.
I can use line, tone, shape and colour to represent figure and forms in movement.
I can show reflections in my art.
I can print onto different materials using at least four colours.
I can sculpt clay and other mouldable materials.
I can integrate my digital images into my art.
I can experiment with the styles used by other artists.
I can explain some of the features of art from historical periods.

 

Art and Design in Year 5:
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Year 5 Children can:

I can identify and draw objects and use marks and lines to produce texture.
I can successfully use shading to create mood and feeling.
I can organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement.
I can use shading to create mood and feeling.
I can express emotion in my art.
I can create an accurate print design following criteria.
I can use images which I have created, scanned and found; altering them where necessary to create art.
I can research the work of an artist and use their work to replicate a style.

 

ART AND DESIGN IN YEAR 6:
 

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT:

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
about great artists, architects and designers in history.

YEAR 6 CHILDREN CAN:

I can explain why I have used different tools to create art.
I can explain why I have chosen specific techniques to create my art.
I can explain the style of my work and how it has been influenced by a famous artist.
I can over print to create different patterns.
I can use feedback to make amendments and improvement to my art.
 I can use a range of e-resources to create art.

 

 

 

 

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