Art Overview

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer  1Summer 2
Year 1Animal pictures using a variety of mediaSeasonal imagesPrinting city skylinesDesigning and making trainsObservational drawings of plants and leavesDesigning and making a fruit salad using locally bought produce
Year 2Painting skills

Andy Goldsworthy artist study

Andy Warhol style drawings


Wintry scenes – exploring use of colour – hot/coldLine drawings – tudor buildings, portraits

Colour mixing – continuing with exploration off colour – hot -flame paintings

Design and make a desert buggy.Paul Klee artist study– Castle and SunSculpture – clay work – making toadstools
Year 3Canopic jarsRangoli patterns


Shape poems & calligrams for Christmas cards/calendar

Sutton Hoo treasureSketching


Wire Sculpture

Year 4Sketching

Roles and purposes of artists/designers in different times and cultures (Cave art)


3D form (Clay work, junk modeling)

Painting-make and mix colours, use terms-hue, tone, shade, create different effects (creating natural paints and dyes and mixing colours)

Chocolate Stonehenge

Stained glass windows

Making a volcano model


Make a house for Gabriella

Roman project work

Puppet theatres


Year 5Creative maps

Lunar landscape (buttons)



(Impressionist water art)



Joining materials

Chocolate cooking


Aztec masks – Mod roc

ShieldsPrinting-Islamic patterns

Weaving Prayer mats

Clay tiles

Year 6Arctic watercoloursMoving vehiclesCarnival hats



Year 6 production props and scenery