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We aim to teach children the following:

  • Pattern and texture in natural and made forms.

  • Colour matching and colour mixing.

  • How images are made using line and tone.

  • The use of shape, form and space in images and artefacts.

  • How to develop, plan and communicate ideas.

  • Work with tools, equipment, materials and components.

  • Evaluate processes and product.

  • Investigate artists and significant figures in creative design.

A foundation and key stage 1 pupil…

  • Explores colour and how colours can be changed.

  • Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.

  • Begins to be interested in and describe the texture of things.

  • Uses various construction materials.

  • Begins to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces.

  • Joins construction pieces together to build and balance.

  • Realises tools can be used for a purpose.

  • Uses drawing, painting and sculpture to share ideas, experiences and imagination.

  • Develops techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space using clay and printing to a large scale and in 3D.

  • Finds out about the work of a range of artists, craftsmen and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and making links to their own work.

A key stage 2 pupil also…

  • Creates sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas, and collect visual materials to help them to develop their ideas

  • Improves their mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint and clay).

  • Learns about the greatest artists, architects and designers in history and understands their impact.

Children with art work
Children with art work
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