Art

Each year group completes drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printing and textile units.  Skills are re-visited and built upon as the children progress through the school ensuring continuity and progression throughout the key stage.

Every child has their own art journal. The journals are used to explore ideas and practice new skills. Completed journals  show exploratory work as well as photos of 3D pieces, reference notes and collage, printing and textile examples.

When the journals are full to bursting, the children are able to take them home and keep as a record of their achievements.


Whilst meeting lesson objectives, the children are encouraged to approach activities freely in order to encourage confidence, independence and creative flare.
 

We regularly participate in art related competitions and work alongside established creative organisations.

Can you spot the original artwork in these year five landscape paintings?

Art Overview

Year 3

Autumn 1 

 

Drawing portraits

Exploring mark making and texture Developing drawing techniques

Autumn 2

Sculpture

Clay Egyptian artefacts

Spring 1

 

Collage

Link to RE trees unit Layering shapes on a background

Spring 2

Painting

Link to history Stone Age cave paintings

Exploring marks with paint

Summer 1

Textiles

Fabric design - linked to Kandinsky Stitching

Summer 2

Printing

Link to geography Southsea unit Mono printing

Year 5

Autumn 1

Anglo Saxon brooches

Researching craftsmen through history Using different tools and techniques

Autumn 2

Portraits

Proportions of a human figure Drawing portraits

 

Spring 1

 

Clay Sculpture

Researching Henry Moore

Exploring prose

Use clay to create sculpture

Spring 2

Landscape painting

Colour mixing skills

Brush techniques

Painting foreground, middle ground and background

Summer 1 & 2

Photography

Looking at the work of urban artist Roy’s People

Analysing/exploring photo shots Telling a story through a photograph

Year 4

Autumn 1

Sculpture

Exploring textures

Creating models

Autumn 2

Printing

Creating Greek motifs

Spring 1 

Drawing

Exploring mark making and tone

Exploring composition

Developing portraits

Spring 2

Drawing

Exploring mark making and tone

Exploring composition

Landscapes and skylines

Summer 1

Painting

Exploring Picasso’s work

Creating work in the style of Picasso

Summer 2

Collage

Mosaic designs

Year 6

Autumn 1

Artists study and response

To study works of 20th century abstract painters; Basquiat, Miro, Kusama, to develop own abstract design

Autumn 2

Sculpture

Exploring textures

Create a clay model of a Mayan god

 

Spring 1

 

Drawing

Drawing using pastels

Blending colours

Link to Macbeth scene

 

Summer 1

 

Urban art

Looking at the work of local artist - My Dog Sighs

Explore acrylic paint

Merging colours

 

Summer 2

 

Painting skills

Curriculum link ‘Lady of Shalott’

Brush techniques

Colour blending

Proportion Perspective

Year 5 photography inspired by urban artist Roy's People. His work combines miniature figures, photography and the streets to create a miniature world beneath our feet. What narratives do these photos tell? Are there clues in the titles?

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