Art & Design

 

 

Our Art and Design Curriculum – A Journey of Creativity

 

 

At St Chrysostom’s we value Art and Design as a vital part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design allows curiosity, creativity and self- expression to develop whilst also providing the children with opportunities to improve their resilience, problem solving and critical thinking skills. 

 

Our text-led curriculum is a huge inspiration for final outcomes and Art sessions are taught in blocks every term. This is to ensure that the children make meaningful links between subject areas and allows for deep exploration and application of skills. Moreover, children are immersed in the four phases of learning; Inspiration, Planning, Skills Development and Final Outcome.

 

To further enhance learning, the children explore various artists and designers from Manchester, as well as Artists from different cultures. We believe that in celebrating our local area and the diverse backgrounds of our children, we will help to create confident world citizens with high aspirations and a secure understanding of who they are and can be.

Curriculum Purpose of study

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

National Curriculum Aims

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

National Curriculum Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught:

    • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
    • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
    • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
    • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

 

Recycled Fashion

The children worked alongside a fashion designer. They used a wide range of recycled materials and supported the designer to transform them into garments which were elegant and unique.  Activities were facilitated by the designer, utilising her versatile artistic skills and expertise in re-using waste packaging. The children were able to transform the materials into spectacular garments in order to see the potential and importance of recycling. The children gained creative and life skills including design, textile work, independent decision making, team work and working with limited materials. It enabled the children to gain a new perspective on fashion and recycling.

Nursery

The theme of this term has been ‘Marvellous Me’, which has provided the children with an opportunity to mark make and create models that reflect their identities and interests.

The children have used a range of mediums: pencil, crayon, paint and chalk. They have also been supported with expanding their creative skills through box modelling. This enables them to manipulate and construct a wide range of materials. Not only have they been able to see how materials can change but also colour, through the use of mixing powder paints.      

Reception

The theme of Reception this term has been ‘We Are All Special’. The children have expressed themselves through a range of mediums, materials and mark making tools in the environment. They have been supported with expanding their creative skills through collage, model-making and manipulation of materials. Not only have they been able to see how materials can change but also colour, through the use of mixing powder paints.       

Year 1

The children based their drawings and exploration of colour on the story ‘Lost and Found’. They spent time creating observational drawings of the characters: talking about their features and using sketching to highlight them. Once they had experimented with using pencil, colour was applied using acrylic paint. They discussed as a class which colours would best suit the landscape and portraits. It helped the children express the imagery clearly. The drawings were then transferred onto fabric and acrylic was applied. The characters were outlined in black to help them stand out.

Year 2

The aim of the project was to create texture based on the imagery from ‘Troll Swap. Time was spent observing and discussing the characters and setting. The children explored four techniques to create texture: colour, tearing, wax resist and collage. On a small scale, the skills were applied to flowers, the landscape and the characters. The children then worked as a class to create larger scales of their designs.

Year 3

The art work was based on ‘Seal Surfer’. The observational work was on mackerel, which was the fish the seal ate in the story. When studying the features of the fish they used pencil and explored drawing fish in different scales. To create a multitude of tones and textures, they used watercolour and oil pastels. To bring the fish to life, the children made preliminary 3D models which were made of card filled with newspaper. They explored suitable techniques for bonding and concluded with masking tape. Before constructing the final models, they ensured the colour had been added. These represented the depth and patterns in the scales.

Year 4

The focus of the project was gorillas in captivity. They studied the form of a gorilla by locating images from a range of sources. Skills in proportion supported drawing the body and the facial features. Artist studies helped the children to explore colour and composition in an abstract way. The texture and form of a gorilla was created through a range of mediums, skills and colours: watercolour, block printing, collage and pencil. This was reinforced by their understanding of what captivity meant and how colours, line and materials portray that.

Year 5

The children’s artwork was inspired by the characters in ‘Queen of the Falls’. They studied portrait proportions to support their understanding of creating facial features. They then explored a range of mediums such as pencil, pastel and charcoal. They applied a range of techniques: blending and shading. In order to create distance, the children used lines of perspective. Perspective is what made the portraits have form, distance, and look real.

Year 6

The children’s text touched upon the Holocaust with sensitivity and poignancy. Star of Fear, Star of Hope helped them to understand the effects of war on people. They explored this topic through a range of artist studies. The children paid attention to how emotions and actions may change and manipulate the body’s feeling and shape. The impact of the artist studies was powerful which enabled them to discover ways to draw the human figure. The figures had to resemble a three dimensional quality and the technique ‘chiaroscuro’ was used. This refers to the use of light and shade. The drawings inspired by artists and the text led the children to creating a sculpture. The models were created through balls of newspaper and strips of Modroc were attached.

YEAR 1

AUTUMN 1

 

DRAWING

Materials: Graphite pencils, large paper, Sharpie markers

  • Extend variety of drawing tools
  • Observe and draw landscapes

 

COLOUR

Materials: Black acrylic, poster paints, inks, large and small brushes, sponges

  • Mix colours
  • Apply colour with a range of tools

 

TEXTURE

Materials: Fabric

  • Use textiles to create things

 

-Teach children how to observe from pictures and recreate images on a larger scale.

-Teach children how to place a variety of images to create one large design.

-Teach children how to trace.

-Teach children how to use water-resistant paints to create sharp borders and areas that can be flood-filled with colour.

 

AUT 1 Outcome: Create large fabric wall hangings inspired by Lost & Found.

 

AUT 2 Outcome: Create large sharpie drawings of buildings coloured in with ink. Tie dye fabric for a fiery background.

 

Lost & Found

THE NORTH & SOUTH POLE

 

AUTUMN 2

 

The Great Fire of London

CAPITAL CITIES

KINGS & QUEENS

 

SPRING 1

 

FORM

  • Use materials to make known objects for a purpose.
  • Manipulate clay in a variety of ways, e.g. rolling, kneading and shaping.
  • Explore sculpture with a range of malleable media, especially clay.
  • Experiment with, construct and join recycled, natural and man-made materials.
  • Explore shape and form.

 

PATTERN

 

  • Awareness and discussion of patterns.
  • Repeating patterns
  • Symmetry

 

SPR 1 Outcome: TBC

 

SPR 2 Outcome: TBC

Toys in Space

HISTORY OF TOYS

 

SPRING 2

 

Beegu

ALIENS/BELONGING

 

SUMMER 1

 

DRAWING

  • Use a variety of tools, inc. pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints, chalk and other dry media.
  • Use a sketchbook to gather and collect artwork.
  • Begin to explore the use of line, shape and colour

 

PRINTING

  • Makes marks in print with a variety of objects, including natural and man- made.
  • Carry out different printing techniques e.g. mono print, block, resist and relief printing.
  • Make rubbings
  • Build a repeating pattern and recognise pattern in the environment.

 

SUM 1 Outcome: TBC

 

SUM 2 Outcome: TBC

The Tiny Seed

PLANTS

 

SUMMER 2

 

Just the one Bear

TRADITIONAL TALES

 

 

YEAR 2

AUTUMN 1

 

TEXTURE

Materials: corrugated card, newsprint, papers, fabric, yarn

 

  • Overlapping and overlaying to create effects
  • Collage

COLOUR

Materials: crayon, oil pastel, Brusho, inks, poster paint, PVA glue

 

  • Using colour on a large scale

 

DRAWING

experiment with tools and surfaces, draw as a way of recording experiences and feelings, discuss use of shadows, use of light and dark and sketch to make quick records.

 

 

-Teach children how to decorate papers in a variety of ways including wax relief to create a range of colours and textures for collage.

-Teach children how to cut, tear, fold and glue paper and fabric to create the required shapes.

-Explore different patterns to create a variety of textures.

 

AUT 1 Outcome: A large collage recreating the bridge scene.

 

AUT 2 Outcome: Create light or dark backgrounds with strips of layered paper and sketches of feathers and owls to mount on top.

 

 

ARTIST STUDY- Jackson Pollock

Troll Swap

TRADITIONAL TALES

 

AUTUMN 2

 

The Owl Who Was Afraid

NIGHTIME

 

SPRING 1

 

FORM

 

  • Awareness of natural and man-made forms
  • Expression of personal experiences and ideas
  • To shape and form from direct observation (malleable and rigid materials)
  • Decorative techniques
  • Replicate patterns and textures in a 3-D form
  • Replicate work and that of other sculptors

 

 

PATTERN

 

  • Experiment by arranging, folding, repeating, overlapping, regular and irregular patterning
  • Explore natural and manmade patterns
  • Discuss regular and irregular patterns.

 

SPR 1 Outcome: TBC

 

SPR 2 Outcome: TBC

Dragon Machine

INVENTORS

 

SPRING 2

 

My Name is not Refugee

Refugees- leaving home

 

SUMMER 1

 

DRAWING

  • Extend variety of drawing tools
  • Layer different media, e.g. crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal and ballpoint.
  • Understand the basic use of a sketchbook and work out ideas for drawings.
  • Draw for a sustained period of time from the figure and real objects, including single and grouped objects.
  • Experiment with the visual elements; line, shape, pattern and colour.

PRINTING

  • Use a variety of techniques, inc. carbon printing, relief, press and fabric printing and rubbings.
  • Design patterns of increasing complexity and repetition.
  • Print using a variety of materials, objects and techniques

 

SUM 1 Outcome: TBC

 

SUM 2 Outcome: TBC

The Last Wolf

CONSERVATION

 

SUMMER 2

 

Major Glad, Major Dizzy

MUSEUMS

 

 

National Curriculum Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

YEAR 3

AUTUMN 1

 

DRAWING

Materials: sketching pencils, watercolour pencils, graphite pencils, magnifying glasses, mackerel fish.

 

  • Experiment with the potential of various pencils
  • Closely observe objects in order to draw
  • Use initial sketches as preparation for a final outcome

 

FORM

Materials: Newsprint, masking tape, cake-box card, spray paint, oil pastel, coloured paper and tissue, thick wire, sellotape, cellulose paste.

 

  • Shape, form and model materials
  • Plan ideas and develop a design
  • Build an understanding of different adhesives and methods of construction.
  • Learn about aesthetics.

 

-Teach children how to observe real objects to look at key aspects – shape and colour.

-Teach children the art of sketching – using large, repetitive strokes, holding the pencil like a paintbrush, avoiding rubbing out. Learn how to create fluid curves and circles to build up desired shapes.

-Model how to use watercolour pencils to capture fine details.

-Teach children how to recreate images on a larger scale and use materials to construct a 3D form.

-Learn techniques for decorating a sculpture.

 

AUT 1 Outcome: Create 3D mackerel

AUT 2 OUTCOME: line drawings of leaf skeletons and 3D leaves constructed from wire and paper/ card

Seal Surfer

COASTS

 

AUTUMN 2

 

Winter’s Child

WINTER

 

SPRING 1

 

PRINTING

 

  • Print using a variety of materials, objects and techniques including layering.
  • Talk about the processes used to produce a simple print.
  • to explore pattern and shape, creating designs for printing.

 

PATTERN

 

  • Observe pattern in the environment
  • Design different patterns (using ICT)
  • Make patterns on a range of surfaces
  • Explore symmetry

 

 

 

SPR 1 Outcome: TBC

SPR 2 Outcome: TBC

 

Stone Age Boy

SETTLERS

 

SPRING 2

 

The Silence Seeker

WELCOMING NEWCOMERS

 

SUMMER 1

 

COLOUR

 

  • Mix a variety of colours and know which primary colours make secondary colours.
  • Use a developed colour vocabulary.
  • Experiment with different effects and textures inc. blocking in colour, washes, thickened paint etc.
  • Work confidently on a range of scales e.g. thin brush on small picture etc.

 

TEXTURE

 

  • Use a variety of techniques, inc. printing, dying, quilting, weaving, embroidery, paper and plastic trappings and appliqué.
  • Name the tools and materials they have used.
  • Develop skills in stitching. Cutting and joining.
  • Experiment with a range of media e.g. overlapping, layering etc.

FORM

 

  • Shape, form, model and construct (malleable and rigid materials)
  • Plan and develop ideas
  • Understanding of different adhesives and methods of construction
  • Consider aesthetics

 

SUM 1 Outcome: TBC

SUM 2 Outcome: TBC

 

Journey

RIVERS

 

SUMMER 2

 

Zeraffa Giraffe

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

 

 

YEAR 4

AUTUMN 1

 

Local Artist Study- Stanley Chow

 

COLOUR- Painting

 

  • Learn about colour mixing and matching; tint, tone, shade
  • Observe colours
  • Use suitable equipment for the task
  • Use colours (and framing) to reflect mood (and attitude/opinion)

 

-Teach children how to sketch then use water colours to paint detailed, up-close drawings of animals.

-Teach children about the colour wheel and how to add black to a pure colour to create shades, white to a pure colour to create tints and grey to a pure colour to create tones.

-Teach children how to use view finders to look at detail and how different framing techniques are used in illustration to tell a story (through the reading lesson).

 

DRAWING

  • Make informed choices in drawing inc. paper and media.
  • Alter and refine drawings and describe changes using art vocabulary.
  • Collect images and information independently in a sketchbook.
  • Use research to inspire drawings from memory and imagination.
  • Explore relationships between line and tone, pattern and shape, line and texture.

 

AUT 1 Outcome: Create large-scale images of animals in captivity.

AUT 2 Outcome: Expressive portraits using 4 different art movements (Pointillism, Cubism, Pop Art and Art Nouveau)

Gorilla

ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY

 

AUTUMN 2

 

Leon & the Place Between

THE CIRCUS

 

SPRING 1

 

FORM

 

  • Make informed choices about the 3D technique chosen.
  • Show an understanding of shape, space and form.
  • Plan, design, make and adapt models.
  • Talk about their work understanding that it has been sculpted, modelled or constructed.
  • Use a variety of materials.
  • Analyse and interpret natural and manmade forms of construction

 

PATTERN

 

  • Explore environmental and manmade patterns
  • Tessellation

 

SPR 1 Outcome: TBC

 

SPR 2 Outcome: TBC

Escape from Pompeii

INVADERS

 

SPRING 2

 

Wisp

REFUGEE CAMPS: HOPE & FREEDOM

 

SUMMER 1

 

TEXTURE

 

  • Use a wider variety of stitches
  • Observation and design of textural art
  • Experimenting with creating mood, feeling, movement-
  • Compare different materials inc fabrics

 

PRINTING

 

  • Research, create and refine a print using a variety of techniques.
  • Record ideas in sketchbook (textures/ patterns).
  • Select broadly the kinds of material to print with in order to get the effect they want
  • Resist printing including marbling, silkscreen and cold water paste.

 

SUM 1 Outcome: TBC

SUM 2 Outcome: TBC

When the Giant Stirred

VOLCANOES

 

SUMMER 2

 

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

RAINFORESTS

 

 

YEAR 5

AUTUMN 1

 

TEXTURE

  • Use stories, music, poems as stimuli
  • Select and use materials and embellish work.

 

DRAWING

Materials: Pencil, charcoal, chalks, soft pastels, oil pastels.

 

  • Study the effect of light on objects and people from different directions
  • Interpret the texture of a surface
  • Produce increasingly accurate drawings of people
  • The concept of perspective

 

-Teach children how to sketch accurate portraits using norms of facial proportion.

-Teach children to use different shading techniques and materials to create light and dark areas.

-Teach children how to use chalks and charcoal to create detail.

-Develop a basic understanding of perspective – objects that are closer, appear larger and more detail can be seen.

-Understand colour theory and grey scale.

 

AUT 1 Outcome: Recreate an image from the key text.

AUT 2 Outcome: create large scale drawings of naked trees decorated with a range of patterns and textures.

Queen of the Falls

DAREDEVILS

 

AUTUMN 2

 

Lost Happy Endings

TRADITIONAL TALES

 

SPRING 1

 

FORM

  • Plan, develop and evaluate ideas
  • Shape, form, model and join
  • Take inspiration from observation or imagination
  • Explore properties of media
  • Discuss and evaluate own work and that of other sculptors.

PATTERN

  • Create own abstract patterns to reflect personal experiences and expression.
  • Create pattern for purposes

 

SPR 1 Outcome: TBC

SPR 2 Outcome: TBC

Arthur and the Golden Rope

ANCIENT GREECE

SPRING 2

 

Malala’s Magic Pencil

WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

 

SUMMER 1

 

Local Artist Study – LS Lowry ‘Coming from the Mill’

PRINTING

  • Explain a few techniques, inc’ the use of poly-blocks, relief, mono and resist printing.
  • Choose the printing method appropriate to task.
  • Build up layers and colours/textures.
  • Organise their work in terms of pattern, repetition, symmetry or random printing styles.
  • Choose inks and overlay colours.

 

COLOUR

  • Demonstrate a secure knowledge about primary and secondary, warm and cold, complementary and contrasting colours.
  • Work on preliminary studies to test media and materials.
  • Create imaginative work from a variety of sources.

 

TEXTURE

 

  • Select and use materials
  • Embellish work
  • Fabric making
  • Artists using textiles

 

SUM 1 Outcome: TBC

SUM 2 Outcome: TBC

The Darkest Dark

EARTH & SPACE

 

SUMMER 2

 

Leather Shoe Charlie

INDUSTRIAL MANCHESTER

 

 

YEAR 6

AUTUMN 1

 

DRAWING

Effect of light on objects and people from different directions, interpret the texture of a surface, produce increasingly accurate drawings of people and understand the concept of perspective.

 

FORM/TEXTURE

Materials: Mod roc

 

  • Plan and develop ideas
  • Shape, form and model
  • Create from observation and imagination
  • Discuss and evaluate own work and that of other sculptors
  • Apply knowledge of different techniques to express feelings
  • Work collaboratively on a larger scale

 

COLOUR

Create hue, tint, tone, shades and mood. Explore the use of texture in colour and different purposes of colour (expressing feelings).

 

-Teach children how to design a sculpture.

-Teach children how to build up the base of a sculpture using canes, newsprint and masking tape.

-Teach children how to use mod roc to mould and shape basic human forms.

-Teach children how to use rollers to apply acrylic paint and how to use soft pastels to create the gentle images seen in the key text.

 

AUT 1 Outcome: Adapt an image from the key text with a 2D background and 3D foreground.

AUT 2 Outcome: sketches of animals linked to text illustrations which has then been developed into creating a collaborative piece of Batik artwork.

Star of Fear, Star of Hope

WORLD WAR 1 & 2

 

AUTUMN 2

 

Can we Save the tiger?

ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION

 

SPRING 1

 

COLOUR

  • Create hue, tints, tones, shades and mood.
  • Explore the use of texture in colour
  • Use colour for different purposes
  • Use colour to express feelings

 

PATTERN

  • Create own abstract pattern to reflect personal experiences and expression
  • Create pattern for different purposes

 

SPR 1 Outcome: TBC

SPR 2 Outcome: TBC

Jemmy Button

The Island

MULTICULTURALISM

 

SPRING 2

 

The Day War Came

DISPLACEMENT & MIGRATION

 

SUMMER 1

 

TEXTURE

  • Develops experiences in embellishing
  • Applies knowledge of different techniques to express feelings
  • Works collaboratively on a larger scale

 

PRINTING

 

  • Builds up drawings and images of whole or parts of items using various techniques.
  • Screen printing
  • Explore printing techniques used by various artists.

 

SUM 1 Outcome: TBC

SUM 2 Outcome: TBC

Manfish

TROPICAL SEAS

 

SUMMER 2

 

Sky Chasers

THE SKIES ABOVE

 

 

 

 

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