Art & Design

Art, craft and design lessons at Manor 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 through the school, their understanding of art and design grows and they begin to think more critically about their own work and the work of others. They are also taught how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture and creativity of our nation.

Art in Year 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 and craft makers describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Art in Year 2

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

Art in Year 3

  • Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
  • Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history

Art in Year 4

Pupils will 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 will 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

Art in Year 5

    • 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

Art in Year 6

Throughout the year, Year 6 will have many opportunities to explore art and design across the curriculum utilising the skills and subject knowledge they have gained in previous years . They will design and construct a piece of Blitz artwork as well as 3D art using different media. In addition to this, the children will be involved in a variety of art linked to English, including 'Wolves in the Wall' mixed media collage and chalk drawings.