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Why is  Art important?  

Our Art curriculum provides pupils with knowledge about diverse artists, places, and periods of time in addition to a wide range of techniques.  This knowledge enables pupils to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design, reflecting the history, culture, creativity and wealth of the world.   

How is  Art organised?  

Great Artists and their Work   Historical and Cultural Art Forms    Art and Design Techniques    


Knowledge of significant artists and their artwork from different cultures and periods of time.   



(Cross Curricular)   

Knowledge of the journey of art through time and place.   


Knowledge of a wide range of techniques which enable pupils to invent, create and replicate works of art.  

 *In some year groups, art techniques are combined with an additional Great Artist or piece of art e.g., Year 2 – Tones and Tints is taught via Rousseau 

What is taught and in what order?  

Great Artists and their Work   Historical and Cultural Art Forms    Art and Design Techniques  

Flowers (Yr1) by Andy Warhol   

Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Yr2) by Henri Rousseau*  

Sunflowers (Yr2) by Vincent van Gogh   

Mona Lisa (Yr3) by Leonardo Da Vinci*  

Various (Yr4) by William Turner*  

Waterlillies  (Yr5) by Claude Monet*  

Various designs (Yr5) by William Morris   

Self Portrait with Monkey  (Yr6) 

by Freida Kahol*  

*Link to Art and Design Techniques   


Roman mosaic (Yr1 - History) 

Aboriginal  (Yr2 - Geography) 

Clay Flowers (Yr3 - Science) 

River Sketches (Yr4 - Geography/ English) 

Rangoli Patterns (Yr5 RE/English) 

Propaganda Posters (Yr6 - History) 



Colour mixing (Yr1) 

Tints and tones (Yr2) 

Proportion  Yr3) 

Light and shade (Yr4) 

Movement (Yr5) 

Self portrait (Yr6) 


What will this include? What will I see in an Art lesson?   

  • Using drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share ideas  (Sketch books) 

  • Developing techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space  (Sketch books) 

  • Creating sketchbooks to record observations   

  • Constantly reviewing and revisiting ideas (Progression across a unit – Sketch books) 

  • Using a range of materials (pencil, charcoal, paint, clay, dye, chalk) (Sketch books, Application of Knowledge Tasks)