Why do we teach Art? (Intention)
At Wildground federation, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provide children with the opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions through creative media. We give children the opportunity to learn about others artists and crafts people. As well as learning about how to use a range of media and resources so that they can apply their knowledge to be creative in their own way.
How do we teach Art? (Implementation)
At Wildground Federation Art and Design is taught through continuous and enhanced provision in the EYFS. In key stage 1 and key stage 2 children are taught specific skills such as, how to use different media, the key elements of art and design, how to manipulate materials and how to evaluate their own learning. Every lesson is individually planned so it can be taught effectively and all children’s needs are met. We provide opportunities for children to make links between art and design and other areas of the curriculum and where possible children are given the opportunity to make something creative as an outcome for a series of lessons (i.e. cross-curricular links). Once children have been taught a specific skill, they are encouraged to develop their own creative response making their own individual art work, being an artist.
Curriculum Overview - progression of Art from EYFS - year 6
Our Mastery Curriculum
Look below to see our learning in Art.
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To develop ideas
Milestone 1 (Year 1 and 2)
Milestone 2 (Year 3 and 4)
Milestone 3 (Year 5 and 6)
• Respond to ideas and starting points.
• Develop ideas from starting points
• Develop and imaginatively extend ideas from
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To master techniques – painting
• Use thick and thin brushes.
• Use a number of brush techniques using thick
• Sketch (lightly) before painting to combine
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To master techniques – sculpture
• Use a combination of shapes.
• Create and combine shapes to create
• Show life-like qualities and real-life
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To master techniques – collage
• Use a combination of materials that are cut,
• Select and arrange materials for a striking
• Mix textures (rough and smooth, plain and
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To master techniques – drawing
• Draw lines of different sizes and thickness.
• Colour (own work) neatly following the lines.
• Show pattern and texture by adding dots and lines.
• Show different tones by using coloured pencils.
• Use different hardnesses of pencils to show line, tone and texture.
• Annotate sketches to explain and elaborate ideas.
• Sketch lightly (no need to use a rubber to correct mistakes).
• Use shading to show light and shadow.
• Use hatching and cross hatching to show tone and texture.
• Use a variety of techniques to add interesting effects (e.g. reflections, shadows, direction of sunlight).
• Use a choice of techniques to depict movement, perspective, shadows and reflection.
• Choose a style of drawing suitable for the work (e.g. realistic or impressionistic).
• Use lines to represent movement.
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To master techniques - textiles
• Use weaving to create a pattern.
• Join materials using glue and/or a stitch.
• Use plaiting.
• Use dip dye techniques.
• Shape and stitch materials.
• Use basic cross stitch and back stitch.
• Colour fabric.
• Create weavings.
• Quilt, pad and gather fabric.
• Show precision in techniques.
• Choose from a range of stitching techniques.
• Combine previously learned techniques to create pieces.
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To take inspiration from the Greats (modern and classic)
• Describe the work of notable artists,
• Replicate some of the techniques used by
• Give details (including own sketches) about
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To master techniques – digital media
• Use a wide range of tools to create different textures, lines, tones, colours and shapes.
• Create images, video and sound recordings and explain why they were created.
• Enhance digital media by editing (including sound, video, animation, still images and installations).