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Art and design

Our rationale for art and design can be found here.

The following units are taught each year:

Art and Design Long Term Plan 


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Exploring different media



Mixing colours

Describing and exploring textures




Exploring colours/colour mixing

Drawing using different media


‘In the shape of clay’ Atelier


Lot of opportunities for drawing and painting across the year

Year 1

Playing with clay – leaf prints, nests etc


Formal elements of Art

Painting – colour mixing (Shape, line, colour) –

Artist: Wassily Kandinsky


Landscapes (using different media)


Artist: Lucy Pittaway

Year 2

Drawing - formal elements of art – pattern, texture and tone

Artist: L.S. Lowry


Painting – design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation

Artist: Bridget Riley



Clay – making a coiled pot

Year 3

Observational drawing of still-life

Artist: Georgio Merandi


Clay 2D textured tiles/discs



Painting – landscapes

Artist: David Hockney



Year 4

Scientific and Technical drawing

Artists: Lucy Arnold

Charles Darwin


Clay – Canopic jars

Artist: Lorien Stern

The Tea Pottery


Painting – Rivers

Artists: Renoir

Leonid Afremov


Year 5


Clay work


The cat pottery

Drawing - building and perspectives 

Artist: Architect




Colour tone


Year 6


Clay work

 Make a clay head





Artist: Claude Monet




memory box












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