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Art and Design

Art and Design at Cloverlea.

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At Cloverlea 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.


The national curriculum for art and design 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.

Progression of Skills.

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.


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.

Art and Design Curriculum



Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1

Hot & cold paintings (colour mixing) with links made to climate paintings.

Create patterns using leaves in the style of John Everett.

Christmas Art


Observations in nature.

Visit nature area.

Monet’s Garden – paint FS garden.

3D Plasticine/clay mini beasts


Space collage & painting.

Look at photographs taken from space and of the work by Turner.


Year 2

Portraits/ salt dough faces

The artist Giuseppe Acrimboldo.

Portraits of Queen (Andy Warhol) – Felt tips,  polystyrene tile prints

Christmas Art


Local artist; L S Lowry

Paintings of landmarks

(oil pastels & water colours)

Plant sketches

Repeating patterns

Wildlife artists


African art

African landscapes

Minibeast sketches

Seaside art / collages

Year 3

Study a well known Mediterranean Artist

Extreme Earth – Drawing tornados & Animal Sculpting

Hokusai Volcanoes- pastels, watercolours

Create a narrowboat and create the artwork to support


Greek Masks

Research art of Ancient Britain.


Year 4

Roman Mosaics

Paper and tiles


A Sense of Place


Fruit and Vegetables


Year 5

Jewellery (Anglo Saxon Brooches)


Ancient Egyptian Art



Architecture (Link to Design & Technology)

Henri Rousseau Jungle Pictures

Year 6

Islamic Art

Propaganda Posters

Programme designs for production