Year 6 Art and Design

Autumn Term

Artist Study- Painting & mixed media

In this topic pupils will exploring a selection of paintings through art appreciation activities. Collecting ideas in sketchbooks and planning for a final piece after researching the life, techniques and artistic intentions of an artist that interests them.

  1. To understand how to analyse a famous painting.

  2. To understand how to find meaning in painting.

  3. To apply drama techniques to explore the meaning of a painting.*

  4. To apply interpretation skills to analyse and respond to an abstract painting.

  5. To understand how art can tell stories or portray messages.

  6. To develop starting points for creative outcomes.

  7. To demonstrate an understanding of painting techniques to make personal choices.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • 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 kind of art, craft and design.

  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with q range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay].

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

Spring Term

Photo opportunity- Craft & Design

In this topic pupils will develop photography skills and techniques to design a range of creative photographic outcomes.

  1. To apply an understanding of composition to create an effective photomontage advertising poster.

  2. To apply understanding of abstract art through photography

  3. To demonstrate an understanding of design choices made for effect using digital photography techniques.

  4. To apply an understanding of photography to design and recreate a famous painting.*

  5. To demonstrate observation and proportion to create art in a photorealistic style.

National Curriculum Objectives

  • To develop an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

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

  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques.

  • To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.

  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.

Summer Term

Making memories- Sculpture & 3D (Coming soon)

In this topic pupils will document their memories of their time at primary school, children select their favourite art and design skills and techniques to design and create a 3D artwork to represent these memories.

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Art & Design Day

Making my voice heard- Drawing (Coming soon)

In this topic pupils will exploring art with a message, children look at the famous ‘Guernica’ by Picasso and the confronting works of Käthe Kollwitz. They develop their drawings to incorporate new surfaces, a range of techniques and demonstrate an emerging personal style.

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