Units of lessons and teacher guidance to develop pupils' Art and design skills in the early years

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Reception units

Drawing: Marvellous marks

Exploring mark making through different drawing materials. Beginning to draw from observation using faces and self-portraits as a stimulus.

Painting and mixed media: Paint my world

Exploring paint and painting techniques through nature, music and collaborative work. Developing creativity through child-led exploration of mixed-media, making collages and transient art.

Sculpture and 3D: Creation station

Exploring the sculptural qualities of malleable materials and natural objects; developing the use of tools and joining techniques; designing and making clay animal sculptures.

Craft and design: Let's get crafty

Developing cutting, threading, joining and folding skills through fun, creative craft projects.

Seasonal crafts

A craft for each season, including Easter and Christmas.