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Market Drayton Junior School

Market Drayton Junior School

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Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. The children use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. They explore the ideas of other artists. The children are given a breadth of experiences and their work is displayed and celebrated throughout the school and within the local community.

The 2014 national curriculum for art and design aims 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 works 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 following topics are covered:






Y 3


Designing Celtic shields


Mosaics linked to Romans


Pencil control, sketching techniques

Artefact sketching

Clay oil lamps


Landscapes and rivers – watercolours

Georges Seurat – Pointillism

Pencil control, sketching techniques


Pencil control, sketching techniques


Pattern making -


French patterns

Designing wallpaper

French artists


Y 4


Rainforest compositions, using sketchbooks, colour wash

Artists: Summer Hues  / Henri Rousseau



Collaborative focus linked to the residential visit.


Egyptian focus

Shape and stick materials.

Egyptian hieroglyphics. Cross stitch and back stitch.

Drawing – line, tone and texture. Shading for light /shadow. Hatching and cross-hatching for tone and texture.

Explorers / Darwin focus.


Y 5



Collage - multi-media

Observational sketches

of artefacts

Tones, shapes, lines

Greek clay pots



Still life mixed media (Picasso)

Pop art based on real life heroes (Andy Warhol)

Drawing from different perspectives

Landscapes linked to mountains and volcanoes


Y 6




World War One


Landscapes – images of World War One



Mayan art - painting



Europe Link

Landmarks - sketches / acetate

Interactive Bar