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At St John’s C E Primary School, we aim to develop our children’s love of Art and Design whilst delivering a high-quality education, in line with the National Curriculum. A cross-curricular approach is used throughout the school with Art and Design linking to other subjects to engage and excite the children.

 

In EYFS, Art and Design planning is guided by the children’s specific interests, whilst ensuring the required skills are covered. Children begin to explore colour, texture and manipulating materials in a variety of stimulating activities.

 

In Key Stage 1, children continue their learning journey with a combination of mark making, colour mixing, painting and observational drawing. Children also develop new skills through printmaking and photography.

 

In Key Stage 2, children add to their Art and Design skill set by learning new techniques in both 2D and 3D forms. Sketchbooks play a key part in their learning journey and children learn to develop drawing, collage and painting techniques in sketchbooks in preparation for final pieces.

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

Giving Meaning to marks

Exploring media/tools/techniques

Exploring colour and texture through drawing animals

Exploring mixing colours and manipulating materials

Year 1

Self-portraits

Observational drawing of fish

Marking making, painting and drawing

Printing

Mark making, painting and drawing

TBC

Year 2

Drawing – line and shape

(animals)

Stencils and Printing

(castles)

Photography and Digital Design

(London)

Year 3

Colour mixing

Sketching and Charcoal

Artist focus

Chalks, paints

Sketching - using shading

TBC

Year 4

Perspective

Linked to ‘The Hole”

DT focus

Watercolour

Linked to “Kensuke's Kingdom”

Year 5

Artists, Architects and Designers in History

Magritte

Sculpture

Warhol and Hockney

Projects: Artists, Architects and Designers

Drawing: Charcoal

Year 6

WW2 - Henry Moore

Remembrance - Poppies

Investigating Presentation

DT focus

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