Art & Design: Lower Key Stage 2

Use these lessons as a full scheme or adapt the skills and techniques to your chosen theme or topic

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Each year group features a topic focussing on the explicit development of art, craft and design skills and on the formal elements of art: colour, form, line, shape, texture, tone and pattern. These skills are applied and developed further in the remaining topics, each comprising five lessons.

Year 3

5 lessons
Formal Elements of Art
Shape and tone - drawing from observation
7 lessons
Art & Design Skills
Design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation
5 lessons
Prehistoric Art
Design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation
5 lessons
Craft
Materials: tie-dye, weave and sew

Year 4

5 lessons
Formal Elements of Art
Texture and pattern
7 lessons
Art & Design Skills
Design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation
5 lessons
Every Picture Tells a Story
Analysing famous artists’ work
5 lessons
Sculpture
Working with recycled materials