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Art and Design

 

Subject leader: Mel Bliss (mbliss@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk)

Art at Cashes

Art is important to our children because it supports them in developing their own creative personalities through enabling them some freedom to express themselves. Carefully structured practice and explicit teaching of skills builds confidence for experimentation. Art is centred around interpretation and this allows the children space to express their opinions and share viewpoints without worry. It enables the children to transform their experiences of the world and gain access to experiences they wouldn’t otherwise have. Art builds passion, expression and self-esteem- developing important life skills for the children.

Link to EYFS Framework (we are an early adopter school)

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf

Link to National Curriculum Programme of Study for Key Stage 1 and 2

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239018/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Art_and_design.pdf

 

Our Key Skills

Reception

  • Currently being updated inline with the EYFS curriculum 

Year 1

Colour

  • Name the primary colours
  • Mix the primary colours to make secondary colours
  • Hold a paintbrush using a pincer grip

 Pattern and texture

  • Create a picture that can be explored by touching, hearing as well as sight using collage materials
  • Create a repeating pattern using different materials (print)
  • Experiment with adding different textures to the medium 

Line, shape and space

  • Hold the pencil between the thumb and first finger
  • Create lines (painting/ drawing) of different thickness (can be circles, squiggles)
  • Use a pencil lightly

 

Year 2

Colour

  • Experiment with colour mixing
  • Add white to colours to make tints
  • Add black to colours to make tones
  • Explore differences between flat or rectangular brushes and round and pointed brushes

Pattern and texture

  • Use contrasting textures to create collage
  • Use a repeated shape for tessellation

Line, shape and space

  • Hold the pencil between the thumb and first finger
  • Use the space on the page effectively
  • Use pencils to create shapes

 

Year 3

Colour

  • Add water to paint to alter the hue
  • Create a tertiary wheel through mixing primary and secondary colours together
  • Select an appropriate brush, considering the size

Pattern and texture

  • Use a mouldable material to create tessellation in a 3D form
  • Create texture through imprinting

Line, shape and space

  • Use a mouldable material to create tessellation in a 3D form
  • Create texture through imprinting

 

Year 4

Colour

  • Using the tertiary wheel as a baseline, investigate warm and cool colours
  • Explore a variety of different washes and techniques

Pattern and texture

  • Explore ways of creating a mould i.e through imprinting
  • Use a liquid material such as plaster of Paris to create a casting of a mould

Line, space and space

  • Begin to show basic form using line and tone
  • Use cross hatching and directional lines
  • Use smudging and solid shading to begin to show basic form 

 

Year 5

Colour

  • Experiment with the versatility of acrylic paints
  • Paint on to a range of different surfaces
  • Use colours to create mood and feeling 

Pattern and texture

  • Create an armature to form a basic shape
  • Choose materials to create an outer layers on a armature

Space

  • Draw accurate proportions to create realistic images
  • Decide where a subject will be placed on paper– composition is key
  • Use highlighting to show small areas of light and shade. To add form

 

Year 6

Colour

  • Investigate light, middle and dark tones
  • Using a tertiary colour wheel, explore complementary colours
  • Choose medium/surfaces to apply colour to

Pattern and texture

  • Combine and mould a variety of materials to create a 3D form
  • Add layers to a basic form to create a 3D form
  • Use a variety of materials to add texture to our work

Space

  • Use linear or tonal perspective to convey the appearance of distance in a drawing.
  • Consider perspective when drawing still life images— foreground, middle ground and background

Key Vocabulary

 

Coverage in our Curriculum