Preview of Art & design refresh 2022

In 2022 we are refreshing our Art & design scheme to bring greater clarity to the progression of skills and knowledge across the subject. Keep an eye out here for new updates!

Revised Art and design scheme

The refreshed Art and design scheme is being rolled out from January to December 31st 2022. (We have prioritised units that are needed for teaching in the Autumn term to be available first).

The scheme will bring greater clarity to the progression of skills and knowledge in Art and design, with each year group featuring the same four units of lessons:

 

  • Drawing
  • Painting and mixed media
  • Sculpture and 3D
  • Craft and design

 

The scheme will support delivery of the DfE guidance around teaching a broad and balanced curriculum for education recovery, for example the use of sketchbooks for ‘deliberate practise’ of skills and techniques.

 

If your school would prefer to continue to teach the existing Art and design scheme, don’t worry. All the lessons and planning materials will remain available on the website as part of your subscription.

 

Find out more in this blog post and in the video below. Take a look at the revised scheme long-term planning document and the revised progression of skills and knowledge here.

Sample the new lessons

Year 1

Year 1 Drawing

Exploring mark-making and line; working and experimenting with different materials through observational and collaborative pieces.

 

 

Year 1 Painting and mixed media

Exploring colour mixing through paint play, using a range of tools to paint on different surfaces and creating paintings inspired by Clarice Cliff and Jasper Johns.

Year 1 Sculpture and 3D

Creating simple three dimensional shapes and structures using familiar materials, children develop skills in manipulating paper and card. They fold, roll and scrunch materials to make their own sculptures.

Year 1 Craft and design

Available from November 30th 2022!

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Year 2

Year 2 Drawing

Using storybook illustration as a stimulus, children develop their mark-making to explore a wider range of tools and experiment with creating texture to add detail to drawings.

Year 2 Craft and design

Responding to a design brief, children learn three techniques for working creatively with materials and at the end of the project, evaluate their design ideas.

Year 2 Painting and mixed media

Available from November 30th 2022!

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Year 2 Sculpture and 3D: Clay

Exploring the way clay can be shaped and joined, children learn a range of essential skills for working with this medium. They learn about the sculpture of Rachel Whiteread and create their own clay house tile in response.

Year 3

Year 3 Drawing

Developing an understanding of shading and drawing techniques to create botanical inspired drawings.

Year 3 Painting and mixed media

Discovering how and why our ancient ancestors made art, experimenting with natural materials to make homemade paints and playing with scale to paint on a range of surfaces.

Year 3 Sculpture and 3D

Available from November 30th 2022!

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Year 3 Craft and design

Developing design and craft skills taking inspiration from Ancient Egyptian art and pattern and paper making.

Year 4

Year 4 Drawing

Using mechanical engravings as a starting point, pupils develop an awareness of proportion, composition and pattern in drawing and combine media for effect when developing a drawing into a print.

Year 4 Painting and mixed media

Developing skills in colour mixing, focussing on using tints and shades to create a 3D effect. Experimenting with composition and applying painting techniques to a personal still life piece.

Year 4 Sculpture and 3D

Exploring the way different materials can be shaped and joined, learning about techniques used by artists as diverse as Barbara Hepworth and Sokari Douglas-Camp and creating their own sculptures.

Year 4 Craft and design

Available from November 30th 2022!

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Year 5

Year 5 Drawing

Available from September 30th 2022!

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Year 5 Painting and mixed media

Investigating self-portraits by a range of artists, children use photographs of themselves as a starting point for developing their own unique self-portraits in mixed-media.

Year 5 Sculpture and 3D

Available from August 31st 2022!

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Year 5 Craft and design

Investigating the built environment through drawing and print making, learning about the work of architect Zaha Hadid and creating their own building designs, creatively presenting research on artist Hundertwasser and exploring ideas behind the symbolism of monument design.

Year 6

Year 6 Drawing

Available from November 30th 2022!

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Year 6 Sculpture and 3D

Available from November 30th 2022!

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Year 6 Painting and mixed media

Exploring a selection of paintings through art appreciation activities. Collecting ideas in sketchbooks and planning for a final piece after researching the life, techniques and artistic intentions of an artist that interests them.

Year 6 Craft and design

Developing photography skills and techniques to design a range of creative photographic outcomes.

Revised Art & design scheme explainer video - find out more