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Art and Design

The purpose of art, craft and design is to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As taken from the national curriculum, pupils “should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.”

In line with the national curriculum for Art and Design at Queen Edith we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  1. produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  2. become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  3. evaluate and analyse creative work using the language of art, craft and design.
  4. know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Yearly Overview

Y1Observational drawings of natural objects, using pastels. Fireworks using chalk.Collage inspired by Rousseau. Mini medieval tapestries.Monet inspired garden pictures. Press printing: Sea creatures.
Y2Clay: High street model Collage: Princess and the PeaMarbling: Fire and Ice Watercolour: Self-PortraitsObservational drawing Artists and their art from around the world (Africa, Australia, South America)
Y3Clay: Making Greek pots Pointillism. Matisse.Paisley CollageCave Art. Observational drawing of flowers.
Y4Sculpture. Andy Goldsworthy. Modelling Emotions and Relationships.Mosaic: Roman Art.Islamic Patterns. Perspective Drawing.
Y5Egyptian Death Masks. Clay Mummies.African Animal Masks.Mixed media: Abstract art inspired by Peter Thorpes Space Art.
Y6Watercolour, charcoal, ink: Blitz Art.Sculpture: Escher Models.Colour, collage, mixed media: About me.

For more information please click on the link to view our Art Policy on our Policies page.