Church of England School of the Resurrection

Inspiring ALL to Belong, Believe, Achieve

Art & Design (Team Creative)

Art & Design is part of Team Creative 

To strengthen our curriculum and ensure our children develop

with depth across all areas of the curriculum we; 

1. Retrieve prior knowledge 2. Teach new knowledge, 3. Apply the skill, 4. Explore to deepen the moment and 5. Revisit to remember

Please see the document below for our Progression of Knowledge from Nursery to Year 6 across the following areas; Drawing, Colour, Texture, Form, Pattern, Printing and Digital Media.  

Early Years Art

The children’s’ learning and development is planned around the EYFS Learning Goals. Art in the early years promotes interest, confidence and expression which will feed into writing and numeracy for core subjects as the children progress. Motor skills are refined and practised. Use of colour stimulates and provides an enjoyable and welcoming learning environment when art is displayed.

Key Stage 1 Art (Year 1 and 2)

Pupils should be taught:  

to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key Stage 2 Art (Year 3,4,5 and 6)

Pupils should be taught:

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Art this year includes different artists and designers for each year group. Some of the Artists each class will be looking at are as follows:

Year 1 - Kandinsky and Andy Goldsworthy

Year 2 - Alma Woodsey Thomas and Henry Rousseau 

Year 3 - LS Lowry, JMW Turner and Antoni Gaudi

Year 4 - William Morris artists from the Impressionist movement  

Year 5 - Andy Warhol and various war artists

Year 6 - Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso


 Each class will also focus on developing artistic skills. The following grid shows the progression of skills throughout each year group.