Art

Intent

To ensure that art and design has a secure place in a broad and balanced curriculum for every child.

To give all children the opportunity to explore ideas, learn skills and techniques and gain a wider appreciation of how art and design have shaped, continue to shape and tell us about the world around us.

 

What our Art learning looks like

Throughout the school, the children will be taught to record and explore ideas from first hand observations as well as drawing inspiration from famous artists and designers. They will compare their own ideas, methods and approaches with those of others and adapt and develop their work according to their views. The children will also be given the opportunity to work with specialist artists from outside the school.

All children in every year group will be taught to refine their drawing and observation skills, looking at line, shape, tone and texture.

 

The Art curriculum in each Year group

 

Reception:

Subject expectations

explore ideas in a variety of ways.

create original pieces that are influenced by studies of others                       

 

Drawing expectations

use different hardnesses of pencils to show line, tone and texture.

use shading to show light and shadow.

 

Collage expectations

use coiling, overlapping, tessellation, mosaic and montage.

 

Printing expectations

use layers of two or more colours.

make printing blocks (e.g. from coiled string glued to a block).

make precise repeating patterns.

Digital media expectations

create images, video and sound recordings and explain why they were created.

 

Year 1:

Subject expectations

use some of the ideas of the artists I have studied to create art pieces

ask questions about a piece of art

 

Painting expectations

mix primary colours to make secondary

create colour wheels

 

Drawing expectations

show pattern and texture by adding dots and lines

 

Collage expectations

use a combination of materials (inc. textiles) that are cut, torn, glued rolled and coiled

 

Printing expectations

mimic print from the environment (eg wallpapers and other repeating patterns)

press, roll, rub and stamp to make prints

 

Digital media expectations

use a wide range of tools to create different textures, lines, tones, colours and shapes

 

Year 2:

Subject expectations

explore different methods and materials as ideas develop

create moods in art work

 

Painting expectations

 

add white to colour to make tints and black to make tones

 

Drawing expectations

choose and use 3 different grades of pencil when drawing

use charcoal, pencil and pastel to create art

 

Sculpture expectations

use techniques such as rolling, cutting, moulding and carving and use rolled up paper, straws , paper, card and clay as materials

 

Textile expectations

join materials using a stitch

 

Year 3:

Subject expectations

develop ideas from starting points throughout the curriculum.

collect information, sketches and resources

 

Painting expectations

use a number of brush techniques using thick and thin brushes to produce shapes, textures, patterns and lines.

mix colours effectively.

experiment with creating mood with colour.

 

Drawing expectations

annotate sketches to explain and elaborate ideas.

 

Sculpture expectations

create and combine shapes to create recognisable forms (e.g. shapes made from nets or solid materials).

include texture that conveys feelings, expression or movement.

use clay and other mouldable materials.

 

Textile expectations

shape and stitch materials.

colour fabric.

create weavings.

 

Year 4:

Subject expectations

explore ideas in a variety of ways.

create original pieces that are influenced by studies of others

 

Drawing expectations

use different hardnesses of pencils to show line, tone and texture.

use shading to show light and shadow.

 

Collage expectations

use coiling, overlapping, tessellation, mosaic and montage.

 

Printing expectations

use layers of two or more colours.

make printing blocks (e.g. from coiled string glued to a block).

make precise repeating patterns.

 

Digital media expectations

create images, video and sound recordings and explain why they were created.

 

Year 5:

Subject expectations

give details (including own sketches) about the style of some notable artists, artisans and designers.

show how the work of those studied was influential in both society and to other artists.

 

Painting expectations

use the qualities of watercolour and acrylic paints to create visually interesting pieces.

 

Drawing expectations

use a range of visual elements to reflect the purpose of the work.

 

Sculpture expectations

combine visual and tactile qualities.

use frameworks (such as wire or moulds) to provide stability and form.

 

Textile expectations

show precision in techniques.

choose from a range of stitching techniques.

 

Year 6:

Subject expectations

create original pieces that show a range of influences and styles.

collect information, sketches and resources and present ideas imaginatively

 

Painting expectations

mix textures (rough and smooth, plain and patterned).

I can use brush techniques and the qualities of paint to create texture.

 

Drawing expectations

create an accurate pattern, showing fine detail.

 

Sculpture expectations

show life-like qualities and real-life proportions or, if more abstract,

use tools to carve and add shapes, texture and pattern.

 

Collage expectations

use a variety of techniques to add interesting effects (e.g. reflections, shadows, direction of sunlight).

use a choice of techniques to depict movement, perspective, shadows and reflection

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