Year 5 Art and Design

Autumn Term

Formal elements of art: Architecture

In this topic pupils will draw from observation; create a monoprint from observation; transform buildings in a style inspired by the artist Hundertwasser; design a building in an architectural style and design a monument to symbolize a building in an architectural style.

  1. To draw by interpreting forms from direct observation.
  2. To compose a print from a larger observational drawing.
  3. To transform the look of a building in the style of a famous artist.
  4. To design a building in an architectural style.
  5. To design a monument.

National Curriculum Objectives

    • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture.
    • 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 sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
    • Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Spring Term

Art & Design Skills

In this topic pupils will study familiar packaging to inspire art; create visual representations of poetry; draw using observation, imagination and creativity; design a new invention and create original art.

  1. To create a collage and draw this from observation.
  2. To successfully upscale a drawing and paint accurately.
  3. To create a continuous line drawing.
  4. To develop observational drawing.
  5. To design a new invention.
  6. To use imagination and visualisation to create an original piece of artwork.


National Curriculum Objectives

    • 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.
    • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
    • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.

Summer Term

Every picture tells a story

In this topic pupils will analyse famous artists’ works; create art with messages using cultural art forms; improve their control of 2D and 3D materials to suit a purpose; develop understanding of colour, line and form; use thoughts and feelings to review ideas about their culture; learn how artists make political statements through their art, e.g. Banksy and form opinions about great artworks and key political events through debate and discussion.

  1. To evaluate and analyse creative work using the language of art, craft and design.
  2. To create a symmetrical, abstract art form.
  3. To use symbols to create a meaningful message.
  4. To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  5. To demonstrate the meaning of a piece of artwork through drama.
  6. To develop ideas for 3D work through sketching, drawing and visualisation in 2D.

National Curriculum Objectives

    • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
    • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language 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].
    • About great artists, architects and designers in history.

Art & Design Day

Design for purpose

In this topic pupils will design a coat of arms, a hospital room and creating new products; design, control and manipulate art materials to suit a purpose; build confidence in using colour, shape and pattern; express ideas and feelings about familiar products, designing and inventing new products; learn how artists use colour, pattern and shape to create positive visual effects and present, discuss and critically appraise each other's work using the language of art.

  1. To understand how visual language can be used to communicate personality and interests.
  2. To work collaboratively to a specific design brief.
  3. To work collaboratively to a specific design brief.
  4. To design a product which is appealing and purposeful.
  5. To present a product pitch.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design to improve their mastery of art and design techniques.