- Use artwork to record ideas, observations and experiences.
- Experiment with different materials to design and make products in two and three dimensions.
- Explain what they like about the work of others.
- Know the names of tools, techniques and elements that they use.
- Make simple maps and plans e.g. pictorial place in a story.
- Try out different activities and make sensible choices about what to do next.
- Select particular techniques to create a chosen product and develop some care and control over materials and their use.
- Give reasons for their preferences when looking at art/craft or design work.
- Know that different artists' works are made by craftspeople from different cultures and times.
- Use a sketchbook for recording observations, for experimenting with techniques or planning out ideas.
- Experiment with different materials to create a range of effects and use these techniques in the completed piece of work.
- Explain what they like/dislike about their work.
- Know about some of the great artists, architects and designers in history and describe their work.
- Use a sketchbook for collecting ideas and developing a plan for a completed piece of artwork.
- Use taught technical skills to adapt and improve their work.
- Articulate how they might improve their work using technical terms and reasons as a matter of routine.
- Describe some of the key ideas, techniques and working practise of artists, architects and designers who they have studied.
- Develop different ideas and explain their choices for the materials and techniques used.
- Confidently and systematically investigate the potential of new and unfamiliar materials and use these techniques within their work.
- Evaluate their work against their intended outcomes.
- Research and discuss various artists, architects and designers and discuss their processes and explain how these were used in the finished product.
- Select ideas based on first-hand observations, experience or imagination and develop these through open ended research.
- Refine their use of learnt techniques.
- Adapt their work following feedback or discussion based on their preparatory ideas.
- Describe the work and ideas of various artists, architects and designers using appropriate vocabulary and referring to historical and cultural contexts.
- Explain and justify preference towards different styles and artists.
- Use a variety of tools including pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints, chalk and other dry material to represent objects in lines.
- Explore mark-making using a variety of tools.
- Make structures by joining simple objects together.
- Cut, glue and trim material to create images from a variety of media, e.g. photocopies, fabric, crepe paper, magazines.
- Make marks in print using found objects and basic tools and use these to create repeating patterns.
- Sort, cut and shape fabrics and experiment with ways of joining them.
- Experiment with tones using pencils, chalk or charcoal.
- Represent things observed, remembered or imagined using colour/tools in two and three dimensions.
- Experiment with basic tools on rigid and flexible materials.
- Make textured collages from a variety of media and by folding, crumpling and tearing materials.
- Use a variety of techniques to join fabrics and apply decorations such as a running or over stitch.
- Explore shading using different media.
- Understand and identify key aspects such as complementary colours, colour as tone, warm and cold colours.
- Compare and recreate forms of natural and man-made objects.
- Create a collage using overlapping and layering.
- Create printing blocks using relief or impressed techniques.
- Add detail to work using different types of stitch, including cross-stitch.
- Draw familiar objects with correct proportions.
- Create different effects by using a variety of tools and techniques such as bleeds, washes, scratches and splashes.
- Plan a sculpture through drawing and other preparatory work.
- Experiment with creating mood, feeling, movement and areas of interest by selecting appropriate materials and learnt techniques.
- Use a variety of techniques e.g. marbling, silkscreen and cold water paste.
- Print on fabrics using tie-dyes or batik.
- Use line, tone and shading to represent things seen, remembered or imagined in three dimensions.
- Mix colours to express mood, divide foreground and background or demonstrate tones.
- Develop skills in using clay including slabs, coils and slips.
- Add collage to a painted, drawn or printed background using techniques, colours and textures.
- Experiment with using layers and overlays to create new colours/textures.
- Return to work over longer periods of time and use a wider range of materials.
- Begin to develop an awareness of composition, scale and proportion in their work.
- Use simple perspective in their work using a single focal point and horizon.
- Produce intricate patterns and textures in a malleable media.
- Use techniques, colours, tones and effects in an appropriate way to represent seen-brushstrokes following the direction of the grass, stippling to paint sand, watercolour bleeds to show clouds.
- Use different techniques, colour and textures when designing and making pieces of work and explaining their choices.
- Create intricate printing patterns by simplifying and modifying sketchbook designs.
- Follow a design brief to achieve an effect for a particular function.