Art

‘Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.’

(National Curriculum, 2014)

 

Our teaching of the creative arts will promote, the development of critical thinking skills; self-confidence and self-esteem; well-being, enjoyment and personal satisfaction; different ways of communication; important social contributions to our society.

 

Our Art topics for each year group.

Art in EYFS

We encourage the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that help Reception children make sense of their world. We relate this development to the objectives set out in the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ (Practice Guidance), which underpins the curriculum planning for children up to five years. This learning forms the foundations for later work in Creative Arts. We provide a range of experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem solving, critical thinking, discussion and decision-making. These activities take place both indoors and outdoors and are designed to arouse the children’s interest and curiosity. Throughout the Foundation Stage, activities and opportunities are planned where children can learn through talk, play and their own life experiences. Children in the Foundation Stage will experience a variety of activities including:
 
- Choosing and exploring a variety of materials such as fabric, card, paper, wood, boxes etc
- Learning how to use scissors safely and correctly
- Having opportunities to talk about and explain how they will/have made their model and to discuss what they like/dislike about it

We continually try to ensure that all children are progressing through key art skills. You can view the skills learnt in each topic below at the year group breakdown.

 

Year 1

Art Units
 
Colour Creations
Paper Art
Andy Goldsworthy
Techniques
  • I can use a variety of tools including pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints and chalk to represent objects in lines.
  • I can explore mark making with a variety of tools.
  • I can sort, cut and shape fabrics and experiment with ways of joining them.
  • I can make marks in print using found objects and basic tools and use these to create repeating patterns.
  • I can make structures by joining simple objects together.
  • I can cut glue and trim materials to create images from a variety of media.
 
  • I can use a variety of tools including pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints and chalk to represent objects in lines.
  • I can explore mark making with a variety of tools.
  • I can sort, cut and shape fabrics and experiment with ways of joining them.
  • I can make marks in print using found objects and basic tools and use these to create repeating patterns.
Learning
  • I can use artwork to record ideas, observations and experiences.
  • I can experiment with different materials to design and make products.
  • I can explain what I like about the work of others.
  • I know the name of tools, techniques and elements that I use.

 

Year 2

Art Units
 
Self Portrait
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Super Sculptures
Techniques
  • I can experiment with tones using pencils, chalk or charcoal.
  • I can represent things observed, imagined or remembered using colour and tools.
  • I can make textured collages from a variety of media by folding, crumpling and tearing materials.
  • I can use a variety of techniques including carbon printing, relief, press and fabric printing and rubbings.
  • I can experiment with tones using pencils, chalk or charcoal.
  • I can represent things observed, imagined or remembered using colour and tools.
  • I can make textured collages from a variety of media by folding, crumpling and tearing materials.
  • I can use a variety of techniques including carbon printing, relief, press and fabric printing and rubbings.
  • I can experiment with basic tools on rigid and flexible materials.
  • I can make textured collages from a variety of media by folding, crumpling and tearing materials.
  • I can develop techniques to join fabrics and apply decorations such as running or over stitching.
Learning
  • I can try out different activities and make sensible choices about what to do next.
  • I can select particular techniques to create a chosen product and develop some care and control over the materials and their use.
  • I can give reasons for my preferences when looking at art and design or craft work.
  • I know that different artistic works are made by craftspeople from different cultures and times.

 

                                                                                                                                       Year 3

Art Units
 
Journeys (Aboriginal Art)
Famous Buildings
Pointillism
Techniques
  • I can compare and recreate form of natural and manmade objects.
  • I can create a collage using overlapping or layering.
  • I can create printing blocks using relief or impressed techniques.
  • I can add detail to work using different types of stitch, including cross stitch.
  • I can explore shading, using different media.
  • I can create a collage using overlapping or layering.
  • I can create printing blocks using relief or impressed techniques.
  • I understand and can identify key aspects such as complementary colours, colour as tone, warm and cold colours.
  • I can compare and recreate form of natural and manmade objects.
 
Learning
  • I can use a sketchbook to record observations, for experimenting with techniques and planning out ideas.
  • I can experiment with different materials create a range of effects and use these techniques in an extended piece of work.
  • I can explain what I like / don’t like about a piece of work.
  • I know about some great artists, architects and designers in history and can describe their work.

 

Year 4

Art Units
 
At the Pantomime
Can we change places?
Pop Art
Techniques
  • I can draw familiar objects with correct proportions.
  • I can create different effects by using a variety of tools and techniques such as bleeds, washes, scratches and splashes.
  • I can experiment with creating mood, feeling, movement and areas of interest by selecting appropriate materials and learnt techniques.
  • I can plan a sculpture through drawing and other preparatory work
  • I can experiment with creating mood, feeling, movement and areas of interest by selecting appropriate materials and learnt techniques
  • I can draw familiar objects with correct proportions.
  • I can create different effects by using a variety of tools and techniques such as bleeds, washes, scratches and splashes.
  • I can experiment with creating mood, feeling, movement and areas of interest by selecting appropriate materials and learnt techniques
Learning
  • I can use a sketchbook for collecting ideas and developing a plan for a completed piece of artwork.
  • I can use taught technical skills to adapt and improve his/her work.
  • I can articulate how he/she might improve their work using technical terms and reasons as a matter of routine.
  • I can describe some of the key ideas, techniques and working practices of artists, architects and designers who I have studied.

 

Year 5

Art Units
 
People in Action
Leonardo Da Vinci
Cityscapes
Techniques
  • I can use line, tone and shading to represent things seen, remembered or imagined in three dimensions.
  • I can add collage to a painted, drawn or printed background using a range of media, different techniques, colours and textures.
  • I can return to work over longer periods of time and use a wider range of materials.
 
  • I can use line, tone and shading to represent things seen, remembered or imagined in three dimensions.
  • I can mix colours to express mood, divide foreground from background or demonstrate tones.
  • I can add collage to a painted, drawn or printed background using a range of media, different techniques, colours and textures.
  • I can return to work over longer periods of time and use a wider range of materials
  • I can use line, tone and shading to represent things seen, remembered or imagined in three dimensions.
  • I can mix colours to express mood, divide foreground from background or demonstrate tones.
  • I can develop skills in using clay including slabs, coils and slips.
  • I can add collage to a painted, drawn or printed background using a range of media, different techniques, colours and textures.
  • I can return to work over longer periods of time and use a wider range of materials.
  • I can experiment with using layers and overlays to create new colours/textures.
Learning
  • I can develop different ideas which can be used and explain his/her choices for the materials and techniques used.
  • I can confidently and systematically investigate the potential of new and unfamiliar materials and use these learnt techniques within his/her work.
  • I can evaluate my work against the intended outcome.
  • I can research and discuss various artists, architects and designers and discuss their processes and explain how these were used in the finished product.

 

Year 6

Art Units
 
Art Illusions
Monet and Impressionists
Techniques
  • I can begin to develop an awareness of composition, scale and proportion in their work.
  • I can use simple perspective in their work using a single focal point and horizon.
  • I can produce intricate patterns and textures in a malleable media.
  • I can use different techniques, colours and textures when designing and making pieces of work and explain his/her choices.
  • I can create intricate printing patterns by simplifying and modifying sketchbook designs.
I can follow a design brief to achieve an effect for a particular function.
  • I can begin to develop an awareness of composition, scale and proportion in their work.
  • I can use techniques, colours, tones and effects in an appropriate way to represent things seen - brushstrokes following the direction of the grass, stippling to paint sand, watercolour bleeds to show clouds.
  • I can produce intricate patterns and textures in a malleable media.
  • I can use different techniques, colours and textures when designing and making pieces of work and explain his/her choices.
 
 
Learning
  • I can select ideas based on first hand observations, experience or imagination and develop these through open ended research.
  • I can refine his/her use of learnt techniques.
  • I can adapt his/her own final work following feedback or discussion based on their preparatory ideas.
  • I can describe the work and ideas of various artists, architects and designers, using appropriate vocabulary and referring to historical and cultural contexts.
  • I can explain and justify preferences towards different styles and artists.

 

 

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