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Art Curriculum 2020 2021

Intent

At the Federation of Bedenham and Holbrook Primary Schools, we value Art as an important part of the pupil’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art is a subject that provides children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and knowledge and to express and record their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. The subject is structured to maximise chances to interleave art with other subjects.

Art units follow a learning journey shaped around the enquiry wheel which allows questioning, investigating, practise, application and evaluation whereby children are able to make memorable connections. Art is planned using the skills progression and the school overview to ensure that there is coverage of all skills across the year and as the children move up the school. Opportunities are provided (art galleries, team days, artist visits and art clubs) for children to work collaboratively as well as produce outcomes independently, creating a community of enthusiastic artists. We provide art experiences that challenge all and allow for opportunities to master vocabulary, knowledge and skills. Children are to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques and these skills are planned to link to other topics to deepen the children’s understanding of art in context.

We ensure that children can evaluate and analyse creative works using and fully understanding the language of art, craft and design; they know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms and can speak about these confidently. Our pupils are able to learn and progress as artists (from their individual starting points) from verbal feedback given by teachers and peers and as a result, a growth mind set is developed within this subject. Our aim for 2020-2021 is to develop evaluations during units of work as well as at the end of a unit and to ensure that children are using artistic vocabulary securely.

 

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1/2 Cycle A

Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Jackson Pollock.
Skill: The children paint by mixing primary colours to make secondary colours using paint and add white and black to make different hues.
Investigate: Children practise making marks using different tools (brushes, sticks, pipettes, spray bottles), mixing colours and using the medium of paint on different canvases.
Outcome: A seasons collage. Children also paint a household item as designers in the style of Jackson Pollock.
Curriculum link: Science – seasons

Art concept: Children to learn about the art concept of weaving and the history of the skill.
Skill: The children practise and learn to weave using paper, strong wool and then progressing to other materials.
Investigate: The children practise weaving (materials, canvases and scales). Children to collect, sort and discuss materials for weaving and evaluate their outcomes.
Outcome: Weaved paper, natural materials and fences using colours linking to Kenya.
Curriculum link: Geography – Kenya
Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Picasso.
Skill: The children draw using line and tone to represent things seen, remembered or observed within drawing and move towards solid infilling with colour pencils. They learn to hold and use a camera for photography; they sort, organise, overlap to create collage.
Investigate: The children use a camera to select and capture with clear intention. They make choices about positions, scale and sizes of features and practise creating collages using photography, drawing and materials.
Outcome: The children alter images through collage to create a portrait in the style of Picasso.
Curriculum link: transition (who am I?)
  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1/2 Cycle B Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo
Skill: drawing, collage and block printing
Investigate: the different outcomes using different fruit and vegetables. Children choose and decide which objects represent different facial features.
Outcome: block printing on bunting (display in Harvest assembly)
Curriculum Link: Harvest

Artist: Salvador Dali
Skill: children to draw things observed and create an abstract/imaginary picture. Children paint /mix paints and use a variety of tools to spread paint

Investigate: how paint moves and how colours are used to create mood and feeling.

Outcome: paint pour over 3D objects as designers.

Curriculum Link: Science – melting

Artist: Richard Shilling
Skill: drawing of shapes and using colour and sculpting using natural resources.
Investigate: to find colour and shape in the environment and use mediums to mimic this. The children become aware of form, feel, texture, pattern and weight.

Outcome: sculpture using willow, sticks, leaves.

Curriculum Link: Science – environment.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 3/4 Cycle A Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Andy Goldworthy.
Skills: Children draw, paint and sculpt with a focus on form, shape, pattern, texture and colour.
Investigate: How is colour and shape used within his environmental art. The children find interesting canvases and create patterns using natural resources before choosing resources and painting using hues of colour.
Outcome: stone sculptures
Curriculum link: environment

Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Megan Duncanson
Skill: Children draw from different viewpoints and consider the size and proportion of what they are drawing. Create textured canvas using collaging. painting using primary and secondary colours with the addition of black and white and other hues to achieve desired effects.

Investigate: How is texture used within the artist’s work?
Outcome: collage, draw and paint a landscape
Curriculum link: Geography/ English unit Iron Man. Setting of cliffs and hilltops.

Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Andy Warhol
Skill: Children to understand and use the different techniques of block and mono printing. Children to draw their own print.
Investigate: the outcomes of the two techniques of printing.
Outcome: animal cruelty posters using printing
Curriculum link: Science – animal protection from pollution
  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 3/4 Cycle B

Artist: Prehistoric Art

Skill: Children to draw with natural resources (charcoal). Children paint and mix primary colours to create secondary colours with the addition of black and white to create other hues.

Investigate: Children investigate the visual and tactile qualities in materials and explore the effect on paint of adding water, glue, sand, sawdust. They look at how natural resources can be used to create paint.

Outcome: Abstract painting

Curriculum Link: History – Stone Age

Artist: Photography of nature
Skill: Children to use cameras and different techniques to capture nature using photography.
Investigate: Drawing flowers and pressing flowers in a pattern. Children to investigate how lenses have an effect on their images; how they can change the outcomes of their images using ICT.

Outcome: class collaborative collage of photographs

Curriculum Link: Science – plants

Artist: Erika Farkas

Skill: drawing portraits (whole sketches) considering size and proportion. Children to create texture using a range of drawing techniques and to create mood through their drawing.

Investigate: drawing with pencil and charcoal

Outcome: anti-bullying poster including a portrait.

Curriculum Link: PSHE anti-bulling

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 5/6 Cycle A Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Norval Morrisseau
Skill: The children draw in the style of the artist using continuous lines and stitch using a range of needles (textiles).
Investigate: The children investigate how wax and ink resist and experiment on a range of materials and analyse the outcomes.
Outcome: Jute bags created in the style of artist using ink and wax.
Curriculum Link: Science (animals- including humans)
Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Johanna Basford and explore patterns linked to a period of time. They link their artwork to designer Cath Kidston.
Skill: The children draw and continue patterns on a range of canvases. Create their patterns and print/batik on fabric, paper and other materials.
Investigate: They investigate historical and modern patterns looking at colour and scale.
Outcome: Children to design and create their own patterns on fabric.
Curriculum Link: History – Tudor patterns
Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist Chihuly
Skill: Draw shapes and ideas like the artist before creating hues using paint and creating an abstract sculpture.
Investigate: The children experiment with shapes, colour and position of transparent and translucent materials and analyse how light, colour and texture affect the outcome.
Outcome: Sculpture using plastic
Curriculum Link: Science – materials/nature/light
  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 5/6 Cycle B

Artist: Children to learn about and explore artist M.C Escher

Skill: Drawing using a range of materials to produce line, tone and shade. The children confidently use line, tone and texture to represent objects in three dimensions.

Investigate: How light and shade create three dimensional images (spheres) investigate using different mediums.

Outcome: Sphere drawing – planet drawings.

Curriculum Link: Science – Planets (light and shade)

Artist: David Gosling (environmental art)

Skill: Drawing using a range of materials to produce line, tone and shade. The children confidently use line, tone and texture to create portraits. I make imaginative use of the knowledge I have acquired of tools, techniques and materials to create sculpture. Photograph using light and angles.

Investigate: How interesting canvases can be used to display sculpture.

Outcome: Clay face sculptures on tree canvases.

Curriculum Link: Greek mythology

Artist: Jen Aranyi

Skill: drawing, sculpting (wire)

Investigate: Children investigate the different lines used on a landscape and create these lines with wire. They experiment with different mediums to create blended wash of colour.

Outcome: landscape wire sculpture, landscape in the style of Jen Aranyi on adventurous canvases.

Curriculum Link: Geography – North and South America