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Dogsthorpe Academy

Year 4

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.


Formal elements of ArtAutumn 1

Exploring texture and pattern – developing a range of mark-making techniques, making and printing with textured stamps for printing, drawing ‘flip’ patterns and recreating a famous geometric pattern.


Sculpture – Spring 2

Learning about the works of inspirational sculptors, creating 3D works of art, working with recycled materials and making collages.


Every picture tells a story – Summer 2

Analysing works of art, using inference and prediction to explore what might be depicted and intended by the artists. Creating photo collages and abstract art inspired by the work explored