Art & Design

Art & Design

Langney Primary Academy

Swale Academies Trust


Our school mantra is Active Body, Healthy Mind. We want to make space for creativity in our pupil’s learning. Art is a subject that should explicitly make time for exploration without fear of ‘getting it wrong’. Art  allows a child to represent what they feel and experience but cannot always verbalise. It is therefore a form of expression that can build their self awareness and self esteem as they learn  to make their own decisions and take risks.

 Alongside this the learning of skills in drawing , painting and sculpture will broaden their options and develop their abilities to compliment their creativity. It will develop their imaginations, their observational skills, physical skills, cognitive and critical thinking skills as well as their emotional development.
By learning about a broad and diverse range of art and artists our message is that art can come in many different forms and is made by all sorts of people. It is not exclusive and is open to them now and as they develop. The world is full of art and we want our children to see there is no limit to their participation in it. They are surrounded by the work of artists in the design of the everyday,it exists within their own and other cultures and available to them  in galleries across the world. 


The school’s context

As a school  with a wide spectrum of needs we are aware that we need to provide learning experiences to meet the differing requirements of our pupils. Art is one of these that frees a child from the challenges of the ‘academic’ and opens up to them  a world of creative possibilities.


All year groups have a term on drawing, painting and sculpting whilst embedding their knowledge and experience of a range of artists and designers to support each skill and art focus. In addition every year group works on a computer generated art program.


Explore texture and pattern (Landscapes and people).Painting-Explore colour mixing primary colours and applying (creating moods). Sculpture-explore shape and texture(Constructing 3D objects with a variety of modelling media).


Explore blending, shadows, tones. Show pattern and texture when drawing landscapes. Make quick sketches to record observations. Painting-mixing and applying secondary colours. Mark making with different tools. Experiment making many tones of one colour. Mono printing. Paint landscapes using limited colours and textures.Painting using my sketches as a starting point.. (landscapes).Sculpture. Shape and form malleable materials .Explore creating lines, texture and shape.Create a clay pot.

Y3 -Drawing

Experiment with different pencils. Use blending stumps to begin to create form. Draw from close observation. Make quick sketches as a preparation for painting.Draw peoples’ faces with increasing accuracy of proportion and placement using a variety of tools .Begin to show facial expressions in my drawings.Painting-Explore applying colour with different techniques. Use colour effectively on a large scale. Use sketches of different subjects to help produce the final painting. Print overlapping at least two colours. Create a background colour using a watercolour wash.Know where colour sits on a colour wheel and colour mix with accuracy.Sculpture-Use malleable and rigid materials to shape and form a 3D piece. Explore different adhesives and methods of construction. Use paper to sculpt a 3D piece with adding texture.


Experiment with a variety of scales. Explore the effect of light on something. Life drawing showing scale and proportion. Show facial and body language in sketches. Draw people accurately including proportion and placement. Blend to give the impression of a 3D object and produce the impression of text. Painting-Match and colour mix tone and shade.Reflect mood and movement with colour. Paint in style of pointillism. Create relief prints. Use 4 colours over time to the relief tile. Experiment with styles of different artists from different periods. Apply watercolour paint effectively.Sculpture-Experiment and combine materials and processes to design and make a 3D form. Create moulds using model magic.


Explore effects with ink creating texture, light and shade. Draw the effect of light on something from different directions. Explore creating texture of different surfaces. Draw people in different position and in movement with correct proportion and placement.Painting-In the style of an artist. Express myself and emotions through paint. Screen print using different texture and overprint with different colours. Make notes in a sketchbook to develop ideas.Sculpture-Experiment and combine materials and processes to design and make a 3D form.Use wire sculptures with other modelling media.

Y6 -Drawing

to convey surface texture.Show effect of light on people and objects from different directions.Draw people reflecting shape, proportion, expression,placement when still and moving. Understand the concept of perspective.Use drawing inks and pen to create texture, light and shade.Sketch to communicate  emotions.Painting- Express emotions through paint, paint in the style of an artist, use a wide range of painting techniques. Stencil/ screen prints to build an image. Sketchbook uses graphics and text based on research.Sculpture -Make an effective clay sculpture. Experiment and combine materials and processes to design and make a 3D form. Create work open to interpretation.

How is this subject assessed?

Art is assessed on OTRACK which is aligned with the school’s end of year expectations and the national curriculum.