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Art and Design

 

“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.”

 

In our school, in Years One and Two, we teach Art and Design within our creative topics. These topics are on a two year cycle and each term is made up of mini themes, which allow the children to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across several curriculum areas. Once a term the whole school takes part in a creative week, during which children create a range of craft activities, and then their creations are displayed in the hall for parents to view.

 

The specific art and design learning objectives are:

 

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

 

Year One Topic Activities

 

 

Cycle 1

Autumn Term

Food & Farming

Spring Term

Houses and Homes

Summer Term

Change and Growth

Sketch examples of crops.

 

Make corn dollies using art straws.

 

Observational drawings of fruit.

 

Make a calendar using a repeating pattern of printed painted fruits.

Create firework pictures using a range of media

 

 

Sketch a range of artefacts.

 

Draw different types of houses and houses from different countries.

 

Use clay to make a Ndebele house and paint in bright colours, and evaluate.

 

Design a flag for a castle.

Draw their own house.

 

Decorate an egg and Easter craft activities.

Draw a chosen feature of the school.

 

Observational drawings of growing plants as the seeds they planted begin to sprout and grow.

 

Create a collage picture of plants.

 

Create four pictures to show how a park changes over the seasons.

 

Design, draw and create a mini beast for the moving picture as part of DT.

 

Create symmetrical butterfly pictures.

 

Observational drawings of snails.

 

Design and draw an imaginary animal.

 

Design and draw an outfit for a cut out figure.

 

Design and draw a hat.

Cycle 2

Autumn Term

Colour and Light

Spring Term

Books

Summer Term

People and Places

Creating a self-portrait, sketching in pencil, colour mixing and painting.

 

Look at Pointillism, Georges Seurat and Vincent Van Gogh and create a pointillism styled self-portrait.

 

Create firework pictures using a range of media.

 

Experiment with colour mixing and create a rainbow.

 

Experiment with lighter and darker shades.

 

Create a picture of the Northern Lights, using black paper and chalk pastels.

Draw their own teddy bear using a range of media, such as pencil and charcoal.

 

Decorate an egg and Easter craft activities.

Design and draw a hat.

 

Creative week – based on traditional Amazon art and food.

Year Two Topic Activities

Cycle 1

Autumn Term

Food and Farming

Spring Term

Houses and Homes

Summer Term

Change and Growth

Observational drawings of fruit.

 

Create firework pictures using a range of media.

 

Create Rangoli patterns and draw Mehndi patterns on a partner’s hand.

 

Make and decorate a diva lamp.

Observational drawings of Victorian household artifacts.

 

Design a ‘new home’ in small groups and present their ideas to the rest of the class.

 

Observational drawings of Chinese artefacts as part of Chinese New Year.

 

Design and draw homes for a character in their own fairy tale.

 

Make and decorate an ester basket.

 

Decorate an egg.

Sketch half their friend’s face.

 

Design and create some artificial plants using tissue etc.

 

Design a sports kit and medals linked to sports day.

Cycle 2

Autumn Term

Colour and Light

Spring Term

Books

Summer Term

People and Places

Design and draw their own Elmer.

 

Design and decorate their own Joseph’s coat.

 

Make and decorate a dream catcher.

 

Paint an Egyptian statue, in a group.

 

Create Rangoli patterns and draw Mehndi patterns on a partner’s hand.

 

Make and decorate a diva lamp

Create firework pictures using a range of media.

 

Make natural dye when looking at the history of colour.

 

Create a background to camouflage 3 animals.

 

Look at Henri Rousseau’s jungle pictures, children create a collage background to represent a jungle and paint a tiger.

 

Look at colours in nature.

Make a clay fossil.

 

Design and draw their own dinosaur.

 

Observational drawings of Chinese artefacts as part of Chinese New Year.

 

Make and decorate an Easter basket.

 

Decorate an egg.

 

Design a shoe for a friend or story character.

 

Design a butterfly.

 

Design a gingerbread house.

Look at The Snail by Henry Matisse and use the technique, of cutting and gluing when attaching pieces of coloured paper to create a picture of a mini beast.

 

Draw their own, ‘special place’.

 

Draw buildings found in Luton.

 

Look at features of Aboriginal artwork and recreate dotted pictures using paint and cotton buds.

Make a 3d papier mache Australian animal.

 

Decorate in an Aboriginal

style.

 

Create a symbolic nature picture.

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