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Denbigh Art Curriculum

Subject Lead: Miss Clarke

We strongly believe in the importance of art in developing our children. As a result of our passion and commitment to Art, we are currently a Gold Standard Artsmark school. At Denbigh is taught in several ways.  We teach art through designated art weeks which are undertaken termly.  Staff teach children a range of skills based on different strands of Art each term.  The skills are progressive across the age range of the children.

In Foundation Stage learning objectives are taken from the Early Years Outcomes, usually from the strand of Expressive Arts and Design.  Staff use the objectives they feel the children will need to cover to develop their key skills until they reach the Early Learning Goal.  This is done through continuous provision and through targeted teaching based around a theme or topic.

In KS1 and KS2 staff allocate objectives across the year, using appropriate curriculum coverage based on need and key skills and then make tasks to fit to support the topic

At Denbigh we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in order to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding.

All teaching ensures full coverage of the themes of colour, texture, tone, form, space, line, shape and pattern.  We provide children with opportunities to experiment with and explore a wide range of media and tools in order to make discoveries for themselves. We provide guidance through specific teaching of a range of techniques and use of tools as is appropriate to the stage of development and individual needs.

Progression Threshold Concepts in Art

Skills Progression

 

Threshold Concept: Using a Range of Materials

Milestone 1:

  • Create a repeating pattern using a given technique

 

Threshold Concept: Using a Range of Materials

Milestone 2:

  • Experiment with a range of materials and use these techniques in the completed piece of work.

Threshold Concept: Using a Range of Materials

Milestone 3

  • Develop different ideas which can be used and explain his/ her choices for the materials and techniques used.

 

Threshold Concept: Drawing, painting and sculpture

Milestone 1

  • Create moods in drawings and paintings

 

Threshold Concept: Drawing, painting and sculpture

Milestone 2

  • Use a sketchbook for recording observations

 

Threshold Concept: Drawing, painting and sculpture

Milestone 3

  • Express emotions accurately through sketching and painting.

 

Threshold Concept: Art and Design Technique

Milestone 1

  • To draw lines of different shapes and thickness.

 

Threshold Concept: Art and Design Technique

Milestone 2

 

Threshold Concept: Art and Design Technique

Milestone 3

  • Create an accurate print design that meets a given criteria.

 

Threshold Concept: Range of artists, craft makers and designers

Milestone 1

  • Describe what he/she can see and like in the work of another artist.

 

Threshold Concept: Range of artists, craft makers and designers

Milestone 2

  • Compare the work of different artists.

 

Threshold Concept: Range of artists, craft makers and designers

Milestone 3:

  • Describe the work and ideas of various artists, architects and designers using appropriate vocabulary and refer to historical and cultural contexts.

 

Threshold Concept: Evaluation and reflection

Milestone 1:

  • I’ve reasons for his/her preferences when looking at art/craft or design work.

 

Threshold Concept: Evaluation and reflection

Milestone 2:

  • Suggest improvements to work by keeping notes in a sketch book.

 

Threshold Concept: Evaluation and reflection

Milestone 3:

  • Use sketch books to compare and discuss ideas with others.

Year 1 Art Curriculum

 

Use artwork to record ideas observations and experiences

Communicate something about themselves in drawing and paintings

Create moods in drawings and paintings

Name the primary and secondary colours

Experiment with different techniques and materials to design and make products

Draw lines of different shapes and thickness, using 2 different grades of pencil

Create a repeating pattern by printing using a given technique

Cut, roll and coil materials such as clay, dough or plasticine

Explain which colours are needed to be mixed to make secondary colours

Use a painting program to create a picture

Explain what he/she likes about the work of others

Describe what he/she can see and like in the work of another artist

 

Year 2 Art Curriculum

 

Try out different activities and make sensible choices about what to do next

Use a viewfinder to focus on a specific part of an artefact before drawing it

Use different grades of pencil in drawings

Use charcoal, pencil and pastels

Explain which pencil he/she would use for different features of a drawing

Select particular techniques to create a chosen product

Mix paint to create all the secondary colours

Mix a brown shade of paint

Make tints by adding white and tones by adding black

Create a print using pressing, rolling, rubbing and stamping

Use simple IT mark-making tools, e.g. Brush and pen tools

Give reasons for his/her preferences when looking at art/craft or design work

Create a piece of work in response to another artists work

Say how other artists have used colour, pattern and shape

 

Year 3 Art Curriculum

 

Use a sketchbook for recording observations, for experimenting with techniques and planning out ideas

Use own sketch books to express feelings about a subject and to describe likes and dislikes

Experiment with different materials to create a range of effects and use these techniques in the completed piece of work

Use different grades of pencil shade, to show different tones and textures

Create a background using a wash

Use a range of brushes to create different effects

Use the printed images taken with a digital camera and combine them with other media to produce art work

Use IT programs to create a piece of work that includes own work and that of others (using web)

Know about some of the great artists, architects and designers in history and describe their work

Compare the work of different artists

Explore work from other cultures

Explore work from other periods of time

Suggest improvements to work by keeping notes in sketch books

 

Year 4 Art Curriculum

 

Use a sketchbook for collecting ideas and developing a plan for a completed piece of artwork

Use taught technical skills to improve his/her work

Use sketch books to express feelings about various techniques, subjects and outline likes and dislike

Begin to show facial expressions and body language in own sketches and paintings

Identify and draw simple objects and use marks and lines to produce texture

Organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figure and forms in movement

Show reflections in own paintings and drawings

Print onto different materials using at least four colours

Articulate how he/she might improve own work using technical terms and reasons

Describe some key ideas, techniques and working practices of artists, architects and designers who he/she has studied

Explain art from other periods of history

 

Year 5 Art Curriculum

 

Develop different ideas which can be used and explain his/her choices for the materials and techniques used

Identify and draw simple objects and use marks and lines to produce texture

Successfully use shading to create mood and feeling

Organize, line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement

Successfully use shading to create mood and feeling

Express emotions accurately through painting and sketching

Create an accurate print design that meets a given criteria

Confidently and systematically investigate the potential of new and unfamiliar materials and use these learnt techniques within his/her own work

Scan images and take digital photos, and use software to alter them, adapt them and create work with meaning

Work with chalk and charcoal to produce work that conveys depth

Have a clear understanding about how to join clay so that the model remains intact

Evaluate his/her own work against an intended outcome

Use sketch books to compare and discuss ideas with others

Research and discuss various artists and architects and designers and discuss their process and explain how these were used in the finished product

Experiment with different styles which artists have used

Learn about the work of others by looking at own work in books, the Internet, visits to galleries and other sources of information

 

Year 6 Art Curriculum

 

Select ideas based on first hand observations, experience or imagination and develop these through open ended research

Ensure sketches communicate emotions and a sense of self with accuracy and imagination

Explain why he/she has combined different tools to create drawings

Explain why he/she chosen specific drawing techniques

Refine his/her use of learnt techniques

Use a wide range of techniques in own paintings

Overprint using different colours

Combine graphic and text based research of commercial design, for example magazines etc., to influence the layout of own sketch books

Adapt his/her own final work following feedback or discussion based on preparatory ideas

Adapt and refine work to reflect meaning and purpose, keeping notes and annotations in sketch books

Describe the work and ideas of various artists, architects and designers, using appropriate vocabulary and referring to historical and cultural contexts

Ensure sketch books contain detailed notes, and quotes explaining about items

Say what work is influenced by

Include technical aspect in work, e.g. Architectural design

Explain and justify preferences towards different styles and artists

Make a record about styles and qualities in work

 

 

            

 

 

Denbigh Primary School