Year 5 Art and Design

Autumn Term

I need space- Drawing

In this topic pupil explore the purpose and impact of images from the β€˜Space race’ era of the 1950s and 60s; developing independence and decision-making using open-ended and experimental processes; combining drawing and collagraph printmaking to create a futuristic image.

  1. To explore the purpose and effect of imagery.

  2. To understand and explore decision making in creative processes.

  3. To develop drawn ideas through printmaking.

  4. To test and develop ideas using sketchbooks.

  5. To apply an understanding of drawing processes to revisit and improve ideas.

National Curriculum Objectives

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

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

    • 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]


Spring Term

Portraits- Painting & mixed media

In this topic pupils will investigate self-portraits by a range of artists, children use photographs of themselves as a starting point for developing their own unique self-portraits in mixed-media.

  1. To explore how a drawing can be developed.

  2. To combine materials for effect.

  3. To identify the features of self-portraits.

  4. To develop ideas towards an outcome by experimenting with materials and techniques.

  5. To apply knowledge and skills to create a mixed-media self-portrait.

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 know about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Summer Term

Interactive installation- Sculpture & 3D

In this topic pupils will learn about the features of installation art and how it can communicate a message; exploring the work of Cai Guo-Qiang and discovering how our life experiences can inspire our art; investigating how scale, location and interactive elements affect the way visitors experience installation art.

  1. To

  2. To investigate the effect of space and scale when creating 3D art.

  3. To problem-solve when constructing 3D artworks.

  4. To plan an installation that communicates an idea.

  5. *To apply their knowledge of installation art and develop ideas into a finished piece.

National Curriculum Objectives

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

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

Art & Design Day

Architecture- Craft & Design

In this topic pupils will investigate the built environment through drawing and print making, learning about the work of architect Zaha Hadid and creating their own building designs, creatively presenting research on artist Hundertwasser and exploring ideas behind the symbolism of monument design.

  1. To apply observational drawing skills to interpret forms accurately. *

  2. To apply composition skills to develop a drawing into print.

  3. To apply an understanding of architecture to design a building.

  4. To extend design ideas through research and sketchbook use.

  5. To explore and evaluate the intention of a design.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kind of art, craft and design.

  • 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 [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay].

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