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Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Exploring and Developing Ideas (ongoing)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Record and explore ideas from first hand observation, experience and imagination.
  • Ask and answer questions about the starting points for their work, and develop their ideas.
  • Explore the differences and similarities within the work of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures.
  • Record and explore ideas from first hand observation, experience and imagination.
  • Ask and answer questions about the starting points for their work and the processes they have used. Develop their ideas.
  • Explore the differences and similarities within the work of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures.
  • Select and record from first hand observation, experience and imagination, and explore ideas for different purposes.
  • Question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work.
  • Explore the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers working in different times and cultures.
  • Select and record from first hand observation, experience and imagination, and explore ideas for different purposes.
  • Question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work.
  • Explore the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers working in different times and cultures.
  • Select and record from first hand observation, experience and imagination, and explore ideas for different purposes.
  • Question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas and processes to use in their work.
  • Explore the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers working in different times and cultures.
  • Select and record from first hand observation, experience and imagination, and explore ideas for different purposes.
  • Question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas and processes to use in their work.
  • Explore the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers working in different times and cultures.

 

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Evaluating and Developing Work

(ongoing)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Review what they and others have done and say what they think and feel about it. E.g. Annotate sketchbook
  • Identify what they might change in their current work or develop in their future work.
  • Review what they and others have done and say what they think and feel about it. E.g. Annotate sketchbook
  • Identify what they might change in their current work or develop in their future work.
  • Annotate work in sketchbook.
  • Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others’ work and say what they think and feel about them.
  • Adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further.
  • Annotate work in sketchbook.
  • Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others’ work and say what they think and feel about them.
  • Adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further.
  • Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others’ work and say what they think and feel about them.
  • Adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further.
  • Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others’ work and say what they think and feel about them.
  • Adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further.

 

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Drawing

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

    • Use a variety of tools, inc. pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints, chalk and other dry media.
    • Use a sketchbook to gather and collect artwork.
  • Begin to explore the use of line, shape and colour
    • Layer different media, e.g. crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal and ballpoint.
    • Understand the basic use of a sketchbook and work out ideas for drawings.
    • Draw for a sustained period of time from the figure and real objects, including single and grouped objects.
    • Experiment with the visual
  • elements; line, shape, pattern and colour.
    • Experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements.
    • Plan, refine and alter their drawings as necessary.
    • Use their sketchbook to collect and record visual information from different sources.
    • Draw for a sustained period of time at their own level.
    • Use different media to achieve variations in line, texture, tone,
  • colour, shape and pattern.
    • Make informed choices in drawing inc. paper and media.
    • Alter and refine drawings and describe changes using art vocabulary.
    • Collect images and
  • information independently in a sketchbook.
    • Use research to inspire drawings from memory and imagination.
  • Explore relationships between line and tone, pattern and shape, line and texture.
    • Use a variety of source material for their work.
    • Work in a sustained and independent way from observation, experience and imagination.

 

    • Use a sketchbook to develop ideas.

 

    • Explore the potential properties of the visual elements, line, tone, pattern, texture, colour and shape.
    • Demonstrate a wide variety of ways to make different marks with dry and wet media.
    • Identify artists who have worked in a similar way to their own work.
    • Develop ideas using different or mixed media, using a sketchbook.
    • Manipulate and experiment with the elements of art: line, tone, pattern , texture, form, space, colour and shape.

 

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Painting

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Use a variety of tools and techniques including the use of different brush sizes and types.
  • Mix and match colours to artefacts and objects.
  • Work on different scales.
  • Mix secondary colours and shades using different types of paint.
    • Create different textures e.g. use of sawdust.
    • Mix a range of secondary colours, shades and tones.
    • Experiment with tools and techniques, inc. layering, mixing media, scraping through etc.
    • Name different types of paint and their properties.
    • Work on a range of scales e.g. large brush on large paper etc.
    •        Mix and match colours using artefacts and objects.
    • Mix a variety of colours and know which primary colours make secondary colours.
    • Use a developed colour vocabulary.
    • Experiment with different effects and textures inc. blocking in colour, washes, thickened paint etc.
    • Work confidently on a range of scales e.g. thin brush on small picture etc.
    • Make and match colours with increasing accuracy.
    • Use more specific colour language e.g. tint, tone, shade, hue.
    • Choose paints and implements appropriately.
    • Plan and create different effects and textures with paint according to what they need for the task.
    • Show increasing independence and creativity with the painting process.
    • Demonstrate a secure knowledge about primary and secondary, warm and cold, complementary and contrasting colours.
    • Work on preliminary studies to test media and materials.
    • Create imaginative work from a variety of sources.
    • Create shades and tints using black and white.
    • Choose appropriate paint, paper and implements to adapt and extend their work.
    • Carry out preliminary studies, test media and materials and mix appropriate colours.
    • Work from a variety of sources, inc. those researched independently.
    • Show an awareness of how paintings are created (composition).

 

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Printing

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

    • Make marks in print with a variety of objects, including natural and made objects.
    • Carry out different printing techniques e.g. monoprint, block, relief and resist printing.
    • Make rubbings.
    • Build a repeating pattern and recognise pattern in the environment.
    • Use a variety of techniques, inc. carbon printing, relief, press and fabric printing and rubbings.
    • Design patterns of increasing complexity and repetition.
    • Print using a variety of materials, objects and techniques.
    • Print using a variety of materials, objects and techniques including layering.
    • Talk about the processes used to produce a simple print.
    • to explore pattern and shape, creating designs for printing.
    • Research, create and refine a print using a variety of techniques.
    • Select broadly the kinds of material to print with in order to get the effect they want
    • Resist printing including marbling, silkscreen and coldwater paste.
    • Explain a few techniques, incthe use of poly-blocks, relief, mono and resist printing.
    • Choose the printing method appropriate to task.
    • Build up layers and colours/textures.
    • Organise their work in terms of pattern, repetition, symmetry or random printing styles.
    • Choose inks and overlay colours.
    • Describe varied techniques.
    • Be familiar with layering prints.
    • Be confident with printing on paper and fabric.
    • Alter and modify work.
    • Work relatively independently.

 

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Textiles/Collage

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

    • Use a variety of techniques, e.g. weaving, finger knitting, fabric crayons, sewing and binca.
    • How to thread a needle, cut, glue and trim material.
    • Create images from imagination, experience or observation.
    • Use a wide variety of media, inc. photocopied material, fabric, plastic, tissue, magazines, crepe paper, etc.
  • Use a variety of techniques, inc. weaving, French knitting, tie- dyeing, fabric crayons and wax or oil resist, appliqué and embroidery.
  • Create textured collages from a variety of media.
  • Make a simple mosaic.
  • Stitch, knot and use other manipulative skills.
  • Use a variety of techniques, inc. printing, dying, quilting, weaving, embroidery, paper and plastic trappings and appliqué.
  • Name the tools and materials they have used.
  • Develop skills in stitching. Cutting and joining.
  • Experiment with a range of media e.g. overlapping, layering etc.
  • Match the tool to the material.
  • Combine skills more readily.
  • Choose collage or textiles as a means of extending work already achieved.
  • Refine and alter ideas and explain choices using an art vocabulary.
  • Collect visual information from a variety of sources, describing with vocabulary based on the visual and tactile elements.
  • Experiments with paste resist.
  • Join fabrics in different ways, including stitching.
  • Use different grades and uses of threads and needles.
  • Extend their work within a specified technique.
  • Use a range of media to create collage.
  • Experiment with using batik safely.
  • Awareness of the potential of the uses of material.
  • Use different techniques, colours and textures etc when designing and making pieces of work.
  • To be expressive and analytical to adapt, extend and justify their work.

 

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

3D Form

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

    • Manipulate clay in a variety of ways, e.g. rolling, kneading and shaping.
    • Explore sculpture with a range of malleable media, especially clay.
    • Experiment with, construct and join recycled, natural and man-made materials.
    • Explore shape and form.
    • Manipulate clay for a variety of purposes, inc. thumb pots, simple coil pots and models.
    • Build a textured relief tile.
    • Understand the safety and basic care of materials and tools. Experiment with, construct and join recycled, natural and man-made materials more confidently.
    • Join clay adequately and work reasonably independently.
    • Construct a simple clay base for extending and modelling other shapes.
    • Cut and join wood safely and effectively.
    • Make a simple papier mache object.
  • Plan, design and make models.
    • Make informed choices about the 3D technique chosen.
    • Show an understanding of shape, space and form.
    • Plan, design, make and adapt models.
    • Talk about their work understanding that it has been sculpted, modelled or constructed.
  •  Use a variety of materials.
    • Describe the different qualities involved in modelling, sculpture and construction.
    • Use recycled, natural and man- made materials to create sculpture.
  • Plan a sculpture through drawing and other preparatory work.
    • Develop skills in using clay inc. slabs, coils, slips, etc.
    • Make a mould and use plaster safely.
  • Create sculpture and constructions with increasing independence.

 

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Breadth of Work

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Work on their own, and collaboratively with others, on projects in 2 and 3 dimensions and on different scales.
  • Use ICT
  • Investigate different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • Work on their own, and collaboratively with others, on projects in 2 and 3 dimensions and on different scales.
  • Use ICT.
  • Investigate different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • Work on their own, and collaboratively with others, on projects in 2 and 3 dimensions and on different scales.
  • Use ICT.
  • Investigate art, craft and design in the locality and in a variety of genres, styles and traditions.
  • Work on their own, and collaboratively with others, on projects in 2 and 3 dimensions and on different scales.
  • Use ICT.
  • Investigate art, craft and design in the locality and in a variety of genres, styles and traditions.
  • Work on their own, and collaboratively with others, on projects in 2 and 3 dimensions and on different scales.
  • Use ICT.
  • Investigate art, craft and design in the locality and in a variety of genres, styles and traditions.
  • Work on their own, and collaboratively with others, on projects in 2 and 3 dimensions and on different scales
  • Use ICT.
  • Investigate art, craft and design in the locality and in a variety of genres, styles and traditions.
                 

 

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  • Wallsend Road, North Shields,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE29 7BT
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