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Art

Intention

At St Thomas’ we intend to provide children with a high-quality Art education which inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and develop  their own works of art and design.

We aim to create a sense of celebration of creativity and expression. The Art curriculum enables children to grow their imagination and  demonstrate their own sense of identity being confident to share and explore their own ideas and creations.

Children are given a  range of opportunities to regularly engage in drawing, painting, print and sculpture. Through doing so, they explore artists of the past and present to take inspiration from and learn a variety of artistic forms, styles and techniques to aid their own pieces of work . Pupils will consider different variations of Art work and discuss their own understanding of Art and Design and how they portray different designs.

 

 

Implementation

  • Our pupils immerse themselves in half termly Art sessions that build upon skills and techniques allowing children to apply to their own topic of work. 
  • Our pupils will benefit from the transferable skills taught throughout the years. The opportunities for children to develop these throughout the pupil’s school life is supported by lesson sequencing and revisiting to promote  progression between each year group.
  • The consistent use of the children’s sketchbooks means that children are able to review, modify and develop their initial ideas and previous work, to achieve high quality outcomes. Final pieces are celebrated by being displayed around the school, allowing children to take pride in their work.
  • Children are exposed to a variety of aids including design materials to bring their creations to life,  Art work by a range of Artists and performance opportunities to access all aspects..

 

Impact

Pupils are immersed in a broad and deep Art curriculum. Their knowledge, perceptions and understanding of Art and Design is open and  progressive allowing them to explore and offer different views. Children have great enthusiasm, passion and willingness to engage and participate in Art and Design lessons and activities.

Year 1

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Drawing using pencils
  • Drawing from direct observation and imagination
  • Drawing lines of different shapes and thickness
  • Developing a range of different tones
  • Building construction and sculptures from a variety of objects
  • Reviewing my work and making improvements

 

  • Identifying the names of all the Primary and Secondary colours
  • Holding and using a brush correctly
  • Recording and exploring ideas from first-hand observations
  • Working from direct observation and imagination
  • Looking at the work of other artists

 

  • Printing using simple patterns by using objects such as vegetables, fruits, sponges
  • Creating a repeating pattern
  • Printing onto paper and textile
  • Cutting using scissors and tearing paper and card for collages
  • Using a simple painting program to create a picture
  • Adding texture using tools
  • Making different kinds of shapes
  • Cutting, rolling and coiling materials such as clay, dough and plasticine

 

Year 2

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Sketch UK human and physical features using line and shading.
  • Use drawing to share their ideas. 
  • Develop line, shape, form and space.
  • Work from imagination.
  • Work from direct observation.
  • Draw using pencils.
  • Create different tones using light and dark.
  • Discuss my own work and that of other artists.
  • Mix colours and predict outcomes.
  • Make tints by adding white and tones by adding black.
  • Create moods in my drawings.

 

Landmarks, and animals from both Australia and Madagascar

 

  • Use drawing and painting to further develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Draw using a variety of line styles and experiment using patterns.
  • Use collage, painting and sketching as well as Aboriginal Art.

 

Mother Nature

  • Using a range of tools for shaping and mark making.
  • Replicating patterns and textures in 3D form by making a clay leaf.
  • Exploring shape and patterns in nature.
  • Looking within our local environment and exploring different textures and colours.
  • Reviewing what they and others have done and say what they think and feel about it.

 

Year 3

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Mix colours from the colour wheel.
  • Experiment with various pencils to explore tone and texture.
  • We will be creating our own mini versions of wattle and daub walls and exploring structural and scientific elements of construction.
  • We will share our ideas, then experiment with new mediums whilst developing a range of art and design techniques.

 

  • Studying observational drawings focusing on patterns.
  • Using drawing, sketching and painting to develop and share our ideas, experiences and imagination for patterns whilst developing a wide range of art and design techniques.
  • Observing and drawing shapes as accurately as possible, creating these in different mediums.
  • Recording and exploring our ideas using our sketch books.

 

  • Studying the positive and negative space on a page linked to the creation of fossil type drawings and 3D models from layers of paper on card.
  • Exploring sculpture by creating moulds and casts impressions in clay and plaster.
  • Studying the human body proportions.
  • Exploring shadow inspired photography
  • Creating Roman mosaics.

 

 

Year 4

Autumn

Spring

Summer

We will be using the local environment and the UK landscape as a stimulus for the following learning:

  • Use different grades of pencil (2B, 3B, 4B, 6B, HB) to show different tones and texture using marks and lines.
  • Identify the effect of light and start to show this in my drawings.
  • Review what I and others have done and say what I think and feel about it.

 

We will look at various European artists and learn to:

  • Look and discuss own work and that of other artists  (Monet and Degas)
  • Look at various artists creation of pattern and discuss their effects (Monet and Degas)
  • Create mood in my painting.  (Degas)
  • Experiment with different styles which artists have used.
  • Organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement. (Degas)

Show facial expressions and body language in my drawings.

Through our topic of Africa, we will look at the work of artists and take inspiration from books and historical events through the following skills:

  • Explain art from other periods of history.
  • Create an accurate print design.
  • To print onto different materials.
  • To create a print based on the work of a famous designer
  • Review what I and others have done and say what I think and feel about it.

 

 

Year 5

Autumn

Spring

Summer

 

  • Observe and use a variety of techniques to show the effect of light on objects.
  • Use sketch books to inform, plan and develop ideas.
  • Use a variety of techniques to interpret the texture of a surface.
  • Work collaboratively on a variety of sizes and different scales.
  • Consider how famous artists use colour: Peter Thorpe.
  • Confidently work from observation or imagination.
  • Take account of the properties of media being used.
  • Select and use a range of materials to achieve a specific outcome.
  • Explore the texture of pastels.
  • Use colour to express moods and feelings.

 

We will study William Morris, Monet and Victorian portraiture.

 

  • Observe and use a variety of techniques to show the effect of light on objects.
  • Use sketch books to inform, plan and develop ideas.
  • Produce increasingly accurate drawings of people.
  • Begin to show perspective when drawing.
  • Organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement.
  • Confidently work from observation or imagination.
  • Combine graphics and text based on research.
  • Create freeze-frames that depict thoughts and feelings of a character and voice these feelings.

 

Artist Study – Lowery,  Matisse and Frink.

Mayan Printing

 

  • Create an accurate print design that meets a given criteria.
  • Print using a number of colours.
  • Print onto different materials.
  • Create a print based on the work of a famous designer (e.g. Escher, etc.).
  • Sculpt clay and other mouldable materials.
  • Experiment with/combine materials and processes to design and make a 3D form.
  • Recognise sculptural forms in the environment (e.g. furniture, buildings).
  • Discuss own work and work of other sculptors (e.g. Frink, etc.).

 

Year 6

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Considering famous artists use of colour.
  • Using texture, tone and shape to create new effects.
  • Discussing our own and famous artists’ work, drawing comparisons and reflecting on creations.
  • Developing the experience of embellishing.

 

 

 

 

  • Developing the consideration of colour for purpose.
  • Developing the concept of one and introducing the concept of two point perspective.
  • Developing an awareness of how paintings are created through composition.
  • Developing an awareness of composition, scale and proportion in artwork.
  • Improving mastery of art and design techniques with a range of materials.
  • Discussing our own and famous artists’ work, drawing comparisons and reflecting on own creations.
  • Developing control and experimenting with particular qualities of tone, shades, hue and mood.
  • Using colour to express moods and feelings.
  • Applying knowledge of different techniques to express feelings and mood.
  • Observing and using a variety of techniques to show the effect of light on people.
  • Producing increasingly accurate drawings of people.

 

 

 

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