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Art and Design

School Vision

At Victoria Community School we recognise that Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understand and responding to the world. It enables children if ok abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.  

We encourage children to explore ideas and meaning through the work of a range of artists and designers.  Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. 

Aims of art and design

We aim that all pupils:

- have the opportunity to record from first hand experiences and from imagination.

- develop opportunities to select their own ideas for use in their work.  

- develop creativity and imagination. Through a range of complex activities. 

- develop the ability to control materials, tools and techniques.

-increase their critical awareness of the roles of art and design in different times and cultures .

- develop increasing confidence I. The use of the visual and tactile elements and materials .

-foster an enjoyment and appreciation of artists, crafts people and designers. 

Curriculum Overview

Victoria Community School Art Curriculum


Topic 1

Topic  2

Topic 3


 Autumn 1.  Drawing and adding colour

 To create simple representations of people, animals, events, objects using multimedia

-Hold Pencil correctly

-Name colours

To use scissors appropriately

Chose a particular colour for a purpose




Autumn 2.  Media and materials

Experiment to create different textures

To use glue to join two materials

Explore and talk about what happens when colours are mixed

Experiment so create different textures in paint e.g. by adding sawdust, sand, tissue paper.

To use a selection of tools to apply paint, paintbrush, sponge, fingers, objects




Spring 1- Malleable materials

 To explore different malleable materials e.g. clay, salt, dough, play doh, sand

Impress to apply decoration

To explore the effect of scissors and tools on malleable materials.

To use programme on computer to draw simple representations, to change the colour.

To paint of different surfaces eg  paper, clay, cardboard



Spring 2. Modelling and Junk modelling

To manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect

To use construction toys e.g. lego to build to a planned effect

To use ICT to photograph sculptures

To paint of different surfaces eg  paper, clay, cardboard





Summer 1- Printing

To use objects, body parts, nature to print.







Summer 2- Exploring Fabric

To use simple threading toys

To show experience in simple weaving

To use a variety of materials, paper, tissue, fabric, natural materials 


Exploring and developing ideas

To explain own knowledge, to ask and answer questions

To talk about resources needed for their activity

To make adaptions where necessary

Evaluating and developing work

Can describe art work in positive term- their own and others

To ask for help when needed

To answer how or why questions

To use art vocab

Year 1


-London artists

-Painting techniques


-Observational drawing and drawing techniques


Weather painting

-Van Gogh (Espresso story)

-Colour mixing


Year 2

Rangoli Patterns

-3D artefacts

-ICT patterns

-Printing with objects to create a pattern

-Thumb pot for diva lamp

Drawing The Titanic (techniques)

-Hokusai wave printing

Focus on architects

-Modern homes and building

-Design their own ‘castle’ and make it

Year 3

Sketching local area

-Use this as a starting point for collage

Impressionist art

-Moving on to felt making EG-George Seurat (link to textiles)

  • Lowry? Morris?

-Townscape painting and printing

Year 4

Giuseppe Arcimboldo Vegetable portrait

-Painting collage and drawing

Clay pattern tiles

-Using pattern from countries being studied

Kandinsky wheels/circles (collage, ICT or stamping wheels)

Year 5

Chalk and oil pastels to create cave art

Coil pots in clay

Clarice Cliff papier mache

Year 6

Propaganda Uncle Sam/ Banksy Street Art (Political angle) Recreate using ICT

-Paul Nash war landscapes

Propaganda Uncle Sam/ Banksy Street Art (Political angle) Recreate using ICT

-Paul Nash war landscapes

Picture Book

-Pic Collage/ Comic Life/ Strip Designer to create ICT art of ‘The Arrival’ for creative writing stimulus


Art at Victoria