Art and Design

Opportunities for children to explore ideas, experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design are central to our Art and Design curriculum. Focusing on developing and refining a range of skills including drawing, painting, sculpture, printing and craft and design techniques we explore             colour, line, pattern, texture, shape, form and space. Central to our learning is studying the works of great artists and designers from throughout history and across a range of cultures and we learn to use the vocabulary of art, craft and design to analyse and evaluate our own and others’ creative pieces.

Spring Term 2020

Rec and Year 1: Art and Design for this term is inspired by our investigation into toys in both History and Design and Technology. We will be working in both two and three dimensions, focusing on            drawing skills, printing techniques and modelling using clay and papier-mâché.

Year 2 and 3: Mother nature is our source of inspiration this term as we explore shape, line, colour and texture in the natural world. We will then use our observational drawings of natural objects as the basis for mixed-media collages.

Year4, 5 and 6: This term we are exploring the craft tradition of making vessels and containers. After researching works from different cultures and by a range of contemporary designers and ceramicists we will design and make our own vessels or containers.


You can see the  National Curriculum Art Programmes of study by clicking on the link below


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