Year 1 Art and Design

Autumn Term

Formal Elements

In this topic pupils will create abstract art inspired by artist Beatriz Milhazes; create shapes using string before drawing from observation; create a class piece of art inspired by music; make secondary colours using play-doh and put into practise colour mixing skills to create work inspired by artist Jasper Johns.

  1. To create abstract art.
  2. To create a line drawing.
  3. To create a water effect.
  4. To learn about colours.
  5. To paint with different colours.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • To learn 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.
  • To use drawing to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Spring Term

Sculptures and collages

In this topic pupils will etch patterns into clay; create original artwork based on given themes; generate ideas through class discussion; create a large piece of art and look at the artwork of people from around the world.

  1. To create a pattern from clay.
  2. To create a 3D model of a creature.
  3. To make a 3D sculpture.
  4. To plan and create a sculpture as a class.
  5. To paint our class sculpture.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To use sculpture to develop and share their ideas.
  • To develop art and design and techniques in using pattern.
  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • To use their experiences and imagination.
  • To learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers.
  • 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.
  • To describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Summer Term

Art & Design Skills

In this topic pupils will learn about the artist Louis Wain; paint using colour mixing; print; draw geometric shapes inspired by the artist Kandinsky and create patterns using Lego bricks.

  1. To look at a picture in detail and talk about it.
  2. To mix different shades of green.
  3. To make a print.
  4. To draw with different media.
  5. To make a print design .

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using line, shape, form and space.
  • To learn 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.
  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

Art & Design Day

Landscapes using different media

In this topic pupils will explore great art to inspire a seaside themed collage and a textured piece of work.

  1. To identify key features of a landscape.
  2. To explore different textures.
  3. To paint using different tints and shades.
  4. To reproduce and apply an artist's colour range to their own work.
  5. To create details using controlled painting and other materials and objects.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • 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 learn 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.
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.