Year 3 Art and Design

Autumn Term

Formal elements in art

In this topic pupils will identify, draw & label shapes around the school; identify geometric shapes within an object and sketching; create a wire sculpture; hold a pencil properly when shading; apply the four rules of shading and blend tones gradually so that there aren’t any sudden changes from dark to light.

  1. To recognise and draw simple geometric shapes found in everyday objects.
  2. To recognise and apply geometry when drawing.
  3. To create and form shapes using soft modelling wire.
  4. To apply even layers of pencil tone when shading.
  5. To show tone by shading.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials.
  • 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].
  • 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.



Spring Term

Prehistoric art

In this topic pupils will explore unusual mediums; simplify to abstract form; develop drawing and painting skills; develop understanding of colour, line and form; express their thoughts and ideas about prehistoric art; learn how prehistoric artists created painting materials and understanding and reflecting on why early humans created art.

  1. To learn how prehistoric man made art and to reflect this style in their work.
  2. To scale up drawings and sketches in a different medium.
  3. To apply and blend charcoal to create tone and texture.
  4. To experiment with the pigments in natural products to make different colours.
  5. To develop painting skills.
  6. To collaborate in small or large groups to create a joint piece of artwork.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • To know about great artists, architects, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • 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.
  • 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].




Summer Term

Art & Design Skills

In this topic pupils will design and make 3D puppets; paint templates in light and dark tones; draw toys from observation and draw cartoon characters on the theme of ‘family’.

  1. To use different materials to make a three-dimensional artwork .
  2. To alter the tint and shade of a colour.
  3. To draw from observation.
  4. To draw cartoon characters, inspired by the style of other artists.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • 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].
  • To develop a wide range of Art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • 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.
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history.


Art & Design Day

Craft

In this topic pupils will creating a mood board; use 2D materials and craft processes to create art; develop sewing skills; represent themselves and their family through their art; apply the creative processes of artists and craftspeople to own work and develop a more comprehensive use of the language of art

  1. To create a mood board.
  2. To create tie-dyed materials.
  3. To learn what paper weaving is and create a piece of art using this method.
  4. To weave using different materials.
  5. To sew designs onto a t-shirt to personalise it.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • 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.
  • Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including weaving and sewing.
  • Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.