Skip to content ↓

Art Design

The main focus in Art Design is developing skills in using and applying a range of materials.  Quality is more important than quantity, which is why we complete one project per academic year. Across the three year period, children will under take three very different projects enabling them to experience a range of different art styles and explore a number of techniques and processes.

Pupils are also given opportunities to develop their research, writing and reading skills within this subject, in the form of artist research, self evaluations, critical analysis of art work, comprehension and comparing and contrasting of art work. This is a vital part of the Art curriculum, which also supports and develops their English skills.

We believe all pupils have the potential to find an area in Art they enjoy and feel they achieve in, given a broad enough curriculum to experience.

Year 1st Rotation 2nd Rotation
Year 6

Decorative Art Part One

Focus on creating own patterns and responding to the work of Gustav Klimt and Huntertwasser. Developing their creative and observational drawings skills, as well as their understanding and application of a range of materials. Pupils will study and respond to the work of two artists to create their own individual piece of work.

Written work will be done through artist research and self-evaluations.


Decorative Art Part Two

Pupils will continue looking at the work of Hundertwasser, focussing on his architecture, developing their own drawings of buildings and architecture and will go on to develop skills in 3D relief work, group Big Draws and collage.


Year 7

Non-representational Art Part One

Pupils will explore both artists. They will investigate a range of materials and create abstract art in response to sounds, emotions and visual experiences. They will produce both 2D and 3D work by the end of the project. Pupils will still look at music as the starting point within their art work but from a more realistic perspective. They will develop their observational drawing skills, oil pastels, watercolour, crayon, collage, biro,mixed media, and develop written work including research, analysis of both their own work and the work of the artists.

There are cross curricular links with both Music and English.

Non-representational Part Two

Pupils will create abstract art work making links with maths, considering shapes, scale and size. Both 2D and 3D installations will be produced. There will be group work involved. Pupils will continue producing elements of written work developing their subject specific vocabulary.

There are cross curricular links to English, Maths and Music.


Year 8

Day Of the Dead Part One

Learning about different cultures, traditions and festivals which are still celebrated today.

Creating work in response to this. Developing and refining their understanding and control using and applying a range of materials. Including, observational and creative drawing, use of watercolour and colour theory. Gaining skills in creating tone using pencils and biro, collaging techniques, application of oil pastels and research skills.

Cross curricular links with English and World Studies are embedded.


Day of the Dead Part Two

Pupils will develop further their writing skills within Art through critical analysis, research and self-evaluations.

Pupils will have opportunities to work in groups to produce Pabel Picados associated with the Day of the Dead festival. This gives pupils experience in co-operation, teamwork and problem solving.

Pupils will enhance skills in creating unique designs and using and applying acrylic paint. They will develop 3D shrines and research artists from different time periods that link with the festival such as Damien Hirst and Jose Posada.