In line with the National Curriculum, children in Key Stage 2 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.
Throughout Key Stage 2, Art and Design is about developing children's creativity and imagination by building on their previous knowledge, skills and understanding of materials and processes through providing more complex activities. Children's experiences help them to develop their understanding of the diverse roles and functions of Art and Design in the locality and in the wider world. They should by now be able to express opinions about art in the real world as well as how they fit into that.
In Year 5 we focus on 6 key areas of skill and knowledge in art and design:
- Using a wide range of media: Do they successfully use shading to create mood and feeling?
- Can they organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms?
- Can they show reflections?
- Can they explain why they have chosen specific materials to draw with?
- Can they draw for sustained periods of time, evaluate their progress and act on next steps?
- Do they successfully use shading to create mood and feeling?
- Can they express their emotions accurately through their paintings?
- Can they experiment with different effects and textures? (Including blocking in colour, washes, thickened, paint creating textural, adding depth and distance)
- Can they identify and use primary, secondary, complimentary and contrasting colours and use more specific colour language?
PRINTING (Year 5/6 criteria)
- Can they print using a number of colours?
- Can they create an accurate print design that meets a given criteria?
- Can they design and make a printing block? (Polystyrene)
- Do they make decisions about the effectiveness of their printing methods?
3D/ TEXTILES (Year 5/6 criteria)
- Can they use a range of information to inform their design?
- Can they follow and refine their plan if necessary?
- Can they effectively stitch material?
- Can they use a variety of effects (printing, dying, weaving and stitching) to create different textural effects?
- Can they consider how to create a piece by carefully selecting the collage techniques needed?
ARTISTS/ EVALUATING IDEAS
- Can they experiment with different styles which artists have used?
- Can they include both visual and tactile elements in their work?
- Can they think critically about their own art and design work?
- Can they question and make thoughtful observations about starting points?
- Can they revisit and review ideas?