Year 4 Art and Design

Autumn Term

Formal elements of art

In this topic pupils will create drawing to represent words and phrases; work with clay tools and creating prints; make stamps from geometric shapes to create prints; create patterns using symmetry and reflection and create a geometric pattern with a compass.

  1. To develop a range of mark-making techniques.
  2. To create patterns using printing techniques.
  3. To create patterns using a stamp.
  4. To create patterns using reflection and symmetry.
  5. To create a geometric pattern.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To create sketchbooks 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 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

Art & Design Skills

In this topic pupils will learn about the role of a curator; create an image using a form of printing; create a chinoiserie plate design; create 3D sculptures inspired by Barbara Hepworth; Still Life drawing and painting in the style of the artist Paul Cezanne.

  1. To understand the role of a curator and to create an exhibit.
  2. To create an image using an artistic process.
  3. To recreate a traditional design style.
  4. To create a small scale sculpture.
  5. To arrange and draw a still-life image from observation.
  6. To paint in the style of a famous artist.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists, architects, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art form.
  • 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 create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • To develop a wide range of Art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Summer Term

Sculpture

In this topic pupils will make 3D forms from found and recycled materials; learn how to make art from recycled materials, improving their control and mastery of art and design techniques; create aesthetic and visual effects to decorate and finish work; use sketchbooks to record ideas and learn how great artists incorporated political meaning in their work.

  1. To create a musical instrument from recycled materials.
  2. To create a collage in the style of an artist.
  3. To create a sculpture in the style of sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp.
  4. To create a sculpture in the style of El Anatsui.

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

Art & Design Day

Every picture tells a story

In this topic pupils will analyse famous artists’ works; learn how great works of art tell stories via role play, games and analysis.

  1. To analyse and act out a famous painting.
  2. To analyse and find meaning in a painting.
  3. To act out the story told in a painting.
  4. To focus on different parts of a painting.
  5. To analyse abstract paintings and describe the stories behind them.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • 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.