Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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 pupils progress, they 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.

Class Coverage

Jackson Pollock
Poster Paints
& Powder paints – Colour mixing –
Consistency & Texture
Drip pictures (Jackson Pollock)
(Topic linked)
Autumn prints using seasonal objects
Clay Diva lamps
Junk modelling
Create images using different materials around the theme of colour. Fold, tear, crumple and overlap.
Self portraits
Transient art/drawing using natural objects
Purple Mash – repeating patterns
Identify primary colours – Mix secondary colours.
Powder paints
Animal patterns
Kandinsky – 2D shape/pattern
Mondrian(2D shape)
(Topic linked)
Leaf printing
Build repeating patterns using hard and soft materials.
Make rubbings to collect texture and patterns.
Junk modelling – joining recycled natural and man made materials
Pinch pot – (plants)
Autumn – found objects collage.
(Create images using different materials around the theme of shape. Work on different scales.
Observational drawing – (Seasons) (Homes)
(Topic linked)
Animated stories – Purple Mash eBooks

Paul Klee
Van Gogh
Identify primary and secondary colours – Mix primary shades and tones. Paul Klee
Natural and everyday found object printing. Experiment with ‘over printing’.
Inuit sculpture – Inuckshuk
Barbara Hepworth (visit to YSP)
Create images using different materials around the theme of texture.
Arrange and glue materials onto different backgrounds.
Observational drawing –
(Tudor houses)
(Topic Linked)
– digital image construction
Imaginary Creatures
Van Gogh
Experiment with different effects and textures eg blocking in colour, washes, thickened paint to create texture.
Water colours – Georgia O’Keefe link to science
Create printing blocks using a relief or impressed method.
Andy Goldsworthy – outdoor sculpture with natural materials
Experiment with a range of collage techniques such as tearing, overlapping and layering to create images and represent textures.
Aboriginal painting – with found materials – linked to Stone Age topic
Bridget Riley
Henri Matisse
Paula Rego
Yayoi Kusama
Experiment with different effects and textures eg blocking in colour, washes, thickened paint to create texture.
Link to literacy Rego
Mono screen printing (link to Matisse cut outs)
Clay cutting and attaching – join clay adequately and construct a simple base for extending and modelling; create surface patterns and textures
Viking Heads
Use collage as a means of collecting ideas and information and building a visual vocabulary. Paper cut out collages
Self portraits
Sketching (Topic Linked)
Op – art – Bridget Riley
Yayoi Kusama – link to painting and collage
Trip to an Art Gallery – Sheffield / Leeds / Cartwright


William Morris
Henry Moore
David Hockney
Landscape painting link to Yorkshire topic.   Hockney
Block printing – (William Morris)
Create prints with 2 or 3 overlays.
Make printing blocks using found materials
Henry Moore – YSP
Use a range of media to create collage. Add collage to a painted, printed or drawn background (link to printing)
Sketches: Blitz pictures
Propaganda Posters
Underground scenes
Henry Moore
Film making
Modelling – Purple Mash
Frida Kahlo
Yinka Shonibare
Grayson Perry
Mix and match colours to create atmosphere and light effects.
Be able to identify and work with complementary and contrasting colours.
Self portraits
Frida Kahlo – link to South American topic
Block printing – Work into prints with a range of media.
Yinka Shonibare – print onto textiles and then use in DT
Wire figures – link to Ancient Greece
Visit to Hepworth Gallery
Grayson Perry
Use different techniques, colours and textures etc. when designing and making pieces of work.
Use collage as a means of extending work from initial ideas.
Self portraits
Sketches (Rainforest animals)
(Topic Linked)
Record and collect visual information using cameras and video. (movements in animals – photography – link with zoo trip)