Each year group features a topic focussing on the explicit development of art, craft and design skills and on the formal elements of art: colour, form, line, shape, texture, tone and pattern. These skills are applied and developed further in the remaining topics, each comprising five lessons. Units can be taught in any order, as progression builds upon learning from the previous year.
Prehistoric Art – Autumn 2
Learning about how and why art was created thousands of years ago, making homemade paints from natural materials and replicating painting techniques from the past
Formal Element of Art – Spring 1
Exploring shape and tone, identifying shapes in everyday objects, using shapes as guidelines to draw accurately from observation, creating form and shape using wire and shading from light to dark.
Art and Design Skills – Spring 2
Design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation, creating puppets, drawing from observation, learning the difference between a tint and a shade and creating a version of a cartoon drawn by a famous illustrator