Year 3 Art and Design

Autumn Term

Prehistoric Painting- Painting & mixed media

In this topic pupils will discover how and why our ancient ancestors made art, experimenting with natural materials to make homemade paints and playing with scale to paint on a range of surfaces.

  1. To apply understanding of prehistoric man made art.

  2. To understand scale to enlarge drawings in a different medium.

  3. To explore how natural products produce pigments to make different colours.

  4. To select and apply a range of painting techniques.

  5. To apply painting skills when creating a collaborative artwork.*

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

  • To know about great artists, 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.

Spring Term

Growing artists- Drawing

In this topic pupils will developing an understanding of shading and drawing techniques to create botanical inspired drawings.

  1. To recognise how artists use shape in drawing.

  2. To understand how to create tone in drawing by shading.

  3. To understand how texture can be created and used to make art.*

  4. To apply observational drawing skills to create detailed studies.

  5. To explore composition and scale to create abstract drawings.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revise ideas.

  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

  • To learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Summer Term

Abstract space & shape- Sculpture & 3D (Coming Soon)

In this topic pupils will explore how shapes and negative spaces can be represented by three dimensional forms. Manipulating a range of materials, children learn ways to join and create free standing structures inspired by the work of Anthony Caro and Ruth Asawa.

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Art & Design Day

Fabric of nature- Craft & Design (Coming soon)

In this topic pupils will develop skills in textile techniques, pupils explore the beauty of the natural world to create stunning visual art inspired by the striking colours, pattern and textures of bird and insect life.

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