Subject Coordinator - Mrs K Banks


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.



Year 1

Autumn – draw lines of different thickness and develop colouring skills, collage and sculpture- use clay techniques also materials that are cut torn and glued. Developing painting skills, recreate printing (wallpaper)  inspired by  William Morris, use painting to explore colour tints and tones.   

Spring- drawing – critique and redrafting, clay sculptures, plan and create collages, drawing and adding colour to sketches

Summer – creation of a colour wheel , exploring the artist Freddie Moore, drawing critique and improve

Year 2

Autumn – Look at work of Turner, paint seascapes, sketching and redrafting pictures of the Titanic, creation of 3D firework picture

Spring – creation of painting of New York skyline, statue of Liberty- pop art style, native American style art work

Summer – sketch self portraits and also portraits of kings and queens, look at Paul Klee – Castle and sun recreate work in that style,

Year 3

Autumn – mosaics- design and make, clay pots, collage,

Spring – sketch seaside objects, Laura Wall seaside artist, critique and develop sketches

summer – watercolours of Beatrix Potter characters, development paining skills, silhouette farming pictures

Year 4

Autumn use drawing techniques to draw a Viking warrior, use of water colours to draw a Viking boat, water colours of gods and goddesses,

Spring  Pop art in the style of Warhol linked to Kay Kendal, LA street art work – produce own picture with street art as a stimulus

Summer – Create art work in the design of Henri Rousseau and John Dyer, using different media to create the layers of the rainforest

Year 5

Autumn aboriginal art, make quils- art work lettering, African art and African masks, facial portraits- shading and adding tone,

Spring – Antony Gormley- creation of 3D models- shape and perspective, graffti art  

Summer – Flotsam creation of collage, beach art work, painting- mixing colours for effects, work of Turner seascape artist,

Year 6

Autumn – opinions on work of artists, unknown artist WW2,

Spring – Look at work of Michelangelo, reproduce a section of art work and drawing, design and make a traditional Italian bust,

Summer – Pontillism, mosaic, props and posters for the play