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Art and Design

The purpose of art, craft and design is to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As taken from the national curriculum, pupils “should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.”
In line with the national curriculum for Art and Design at Queen Emma we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative work using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

The yearly overview for A&D in stages throughout Queen Emma is expressed below:

AutumnSpringSummer
Y1Self-portraits and seasons collages. Papier-mâché planetsCastles inspired by Paul Klee. Clay castles.Watercolour birds inspired by Jackie Morris. Shells and shading. Food art.
Y2Self portraits. Food watercolourObservational drawing of plants. Great Fire of LondonWorking with different media in nature
Y3Cave art influenced by Teyjah McAren. Paisley patternsPointillism inspired by SeuratObservational drawings inspired by Georgia O’Keefe Watercolour
Y4Natural Sculpture inspired by Andy GoldsworthyIslamic PatternsPerspective Drawing Modelling Relationships inspired by Keith Haring
Y5Textiles Sun/Moon Art Artist inspired by Peter Thorpe (Abstract Art)Printing. African Animal MasksDrawing. Clay Mummies. Death Masks
Y6'Blitz Art' influenced by Paul Nash. Watercolour and ink. 'Escher Models' Sculpture‘About Me’ Colour, collage, mixed media. 'Sewing' Wall hanging depicting volcanoes

Examples Of Work