Art & Design

At St Margaret's Lee, our art & design learning is built around a common whole-school theme and a greater emphasis is put on the process, rather than just the outcomes.  The themes for each term are listed below:

Autumn: Collage & texture, Pattern & Culture

Spring: Colour, 3D Form

Summer: Printing, Drawing

Not only does this ensure that children across the school get experience of working with a range of media, it allows us to see the progression in skills throughout the school.  Teachers are also encouraged to explore other art forms and make creative links with other subject areas.  Children get regular opportunities to draw throughout the year.  We use sketchbooks from Y1-6 and these are a bit like a diary of children's art learning. 

Below is a summary of the types of media we plan to use for each theme.  You can also view/download the work of artists that we use as inspiration along with the excellent teaching guidance for each area developed by Mr Demeger.

Year 1 & 2

Collage & texture  Paper weaving, material weaving

Pattern & Culture

Colour

3D Form dough, plasticene,  clay, paper, straws, card, papier-mâché, mod roc, soap, pipe cleaners, junk materials, etc

Printing  Paint, ink, natural materials, objects, printing on paper, card,  fabric  etc, experiment with different printing inks and paints e.g. acrylic, watercolour, poster paint mixed with PVA

Drawing  pencil, crayon, pen 

Year 3 & 4

Collage & texture   Cross stitching, friendship bracelets

Pattern & Culture

Colour

3D Form  wire, clay, paper, straws, card, papier-mâché, mod roc, soap, pipe cleaners, plaster gauze, junk materials, etc

Printing   foam sheets, rollers, printing on paper, card,  fabric  etc, experiment with different printing inks and paints e.g. acrylic, watercolour, poster paint mixed with PVA

Drawing pencil, crayon, chalk, pen, brushes, chalk, charcoal, artist pencils (H&B),

Year 5 & 6

Collage & texture  Tie dye, Batik

Pattern & Culture

Colour

3D Form  wood, origami, clay, paper, straws, card, papier-mâché, mod roc, soap, pipe cleaners, plaster gauze, junk materials, etc

Printing  Linocut printing tools, stenciling tools, Printing on paper, card,  fabric  etc, experiment with different printing inks and paints e.g. acrylic, watercolour, poster paint mixed with PVA

Drawing   pencil, crayon, chalk, pen, brushes, chalk, charcoal, artist pencils (H&B), artist pens, 3D wooden figurines  

 

 

 
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  2. 3D Form Curriculum
  3. Collage and Texture Curriculum
  4. Drawing Curriculum
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