Art and design: Upper Key Stage 2

Providing full curriculum coverage for Art and design and developing pupils' skills and knowledge across four key areas: Drawing, Painting and mixed media, Sculpture and 3D and Craft and design.

Choose your unit - Year 5 and Year 6

The Art and design scheme of work provides full curriculum coverage, developing pupils' skills and knowledge across four key areas: Drawing, Painting and mixed media, Sculpture and 3D and Craft and design. Units can be taught in any order within the year group and can be adapted to fit alternative themes and topics.

Year 5

Drawing: I need space

Exploring the purpose and impact of images from the ‘Space race’ era of the 1950s and 60s; developing independence and decision-making using open-ended and experimental processes; combining drawing and collagraph printmaking to create a futuristic image.

Painting and mixed media: Portraits

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.

Sculpture and 3D: Interactive installation

Learning about the features of installation art and how it can communicate a message; exploring the work of Cai Guo-Qiang and discovering how our life experiences can inspire our art; investigating how scale, location and interactive elements affect the way visitors experience installation art.

Craft and design: Architecture

Investigating the built environment through drawing and printmaking, learning about the work of architect Zaha Hadid, creatively presenting research on artist Hundertwasser and exploring the symbolism of monument design.

Year 6

Drawing: Make my voice heard

Available from December 9th 2022!

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Painting and mixed media: Artist study

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.

Sculpture and 3D: Making memories

Available from January 6th 2022!

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Craft and design: Photo opportunity

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