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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Art & Design Curriculum

Lead by Miss Cleary

 

St Mary’s Art Coverage

History Learning Rationale and Skill Development

Throughout pupils’ time at St Mary’s children will develop their skills in art and design. We aim to see development and skills progression in the following key areas:

·         Use of colour

·         Use and understand different textures

·         Developing line, shape and form

·         Creation of 3D art

·         Observing ours and others’ art

Year Group

Topic

Learning Objectives – Planning and Assessment

Artist

1

Under the Sea

Design/ pottery/ local crafts/ landscapes/ drawing.

 

Beauty

Care

Creativity

I can identify and sort primary colours by name

I can investigate textures

I can observe and draw shapes

I can explore sculpture with a range of material

I can explore ideas from first hand observations

I can review my own art

 

Hokusai

2

Impressionism

Beauty of the world

Everyday beauty. How I see the world

 

Beauty

Passion

Dreams

I can identify, sort and match primary colours

I can use different textures

I can invent new shapes

I can experiment with constructing and joining recycled materials

I can record ideas from first hand observations

I can review my own and others art

 

Monet

3

Architecture around the world

Beauty and functionality

 

Beauty

Tradition

Sustainability

 

I can create secondary colours by mixing primary colours

I can create and use different textures

I can experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements to draw different forms and shapes.

I can make models from observation or imagination

I can sketch from first hand observation

I can compare my own and others art

 

Gaudi

4

Britain in the 60s

Change and becoming modern

 

Love

Identity

Freedom

I can mix and use tints and shades

I can overlap and layer different textures

I can use a wide range of drawing implements to create lines and marks

I can create sculpture with a range of materials

I can sketch from first hand observation taking light and shadow into account

I can articulate what I think and feel about my own and others art

 

Andy Warhol

5

Pushing Boundaries

The limits of man and machine

 

Strength

Passion

Sacrifice

I can mix and match colours to create atmosphere and light effects

I can experiment with a range of media and textures to create effects

I can use dry media to make different marks, lines, patterns and shapes within a drawing.

I can plan and make a sculpture through drawing and other preparatory work

I can develop sketches using close observation skills

I can adapt my work according to my views

 

Van Gough

6

Art through the ages

Progression of time through art

 

Beauty

Creativity

Change

 

I can identify primary, secondary, complementary and contrasting colours

I can intricate patterns and textures

I can experiment with wet media to make different marks, lines, patterns and shapes.

I can develop skills in using clay including slabs, coils and slips

I can create detailed sketches from observation and imagination

I can describe how to develop my work further

Da Vinci

Threads across school

What we see in lessons:

Access to a range of materials

Specialised vocabulary being used

 

What we see in classrooms:

Children’s art work being celebrated

Key Vocabulary on display

A piece of artwork on display from focus artist

 

What we see in books:

Cover pages

Learning objectives are taken from the I can statements above

KS2 classes will use sketch books to record and develop observations and ideas

Children review their own and others art work.

 

Outside school:

Homework projects

School trips to immersive and stimulating venues

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