GLF Schools

Art and Design Technology

Through high quality practise and provision, we will ensure children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Art and Design Technology. Through a progressive and supportive topic based curriculum children develop and practise art and design technology skills, ensuring the production of high quality work. Children are proud of the work they produce and it is displayed in corridors, classrooms and during whole school exhibition days. We believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. It fires their imagination. “Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality,” Quentin Blake.

Art should enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. 

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Models of the Solar System

Collage and                     painting

Working with natural materials; Drawing and painting

Talking about art; Drawing; collage; Model making; Painting; Sculpture; Animal masks and products

Observational drawing; Printing

Drawing and painting; Collage; Family portraits

Year 2

Printing; Food landscapes; Mixed media pictures and collages; Colour mixing; Using clay

Sculpture using natural materials

Famous local artists; Drawing, painting or collaging views                 from the local area


Observational drawing; Model making

Drawing and modelling

Year 3

Embossed pattern and pictures

Drawing; Sculpture; Mosaic; Jewellery making

Photography; Graffiti art; Observational drawing

3-D scale models

Neolithic art; Clay beakers; Iron Age jewellery

Native American dream catchers

Year 4

Design; Clay work; Crayon art; Photography

Patterns and Print making; Sketch books

Clay modelling; Weaving


3-D sculpture; Greek art and design

Observational drawing; 3-D models; Clay sculpture; Anthony Gormley –               Another Place; Batik art; Printing; Famous seascapes

Year 5

Drawing artefacts; Headwear; Hieroglyphic amulets

Printing; Design

Photography; Great artists - Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali; Collage

Botanical drawing and painting; Wire sculpture

Artists of the Victorian period; Printing

Photography and                      image editing

Year 6


Modelling and sculpture; Abstract art

Photography; Painting; Block printing

Great artists of the 19th and 20th centuries

Creating sketchbooks; Observational drawing