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Year 2/3

Knowledge Overview


               Claud Monet 6-7 weeks Explore the life and works of Claud Monet.

Mix secondary colours, shades and tones. Look at different types of paint e.g oil, watercolour, acrylic etc and children experiment with textures in sketchbooks. Create own image/ picture of a place around the school e.g gazebo, pond area, flowerbeds etc… use ICT/ IPADS to capture the image and print.

Henri Matisse 6-7 weeks

Look at the life and works of the artist. Create small collages

Stitch felt/ fabric to felt and introduce the skill of applique.

Banksy Explore this artist and compare with other artists studied. Look at his work to make own tag lines and symbols

Hokusai 5 weeks

Look at the works and life of this artist. Collect images that inspire in sketchbooks. Design patterns/ shapes based on themes e.g rivers/ canals  (pattern and shape of water). Experiment using marbelling, wax resist, string and block printing. Design a print in the style of Hokusai.

Mary Cassatt 5 weeks

Woman artist

Explore the artist and her life. Drawing/ sketching self- portraits/ photographs using the camera and editing on the computer. pastel, felt tip, charcoal and label each one.

Textiles/ collage (4-5 weeks)

Explore mosaics and link to Roman times. What is a mosaic?

3d form  (4-5 weeks)

Look at how paper mache can make 3d objects. Explore designs on Roman/ Viking pottery.

3d Form (3 weeks)

Explore cutting wood and joining using triangular card fixings. Make a frame in groups and use in classroom for displaying a picture.

Drawing: Adonna Kahre (6 weeks)

Explore the life and works of American artist and how she is inspired. Look closely at the way pencil is used to create shade, tone, line and texture.

3d Form/ Sculpture  (4 weeks) Look at the works of Pablo Picasso.

Explore his sculptures. Using art drawing above (Adonna Kahre) turn into a sculpture using clay.

Textiles/ Collage  (4-5 weeks)

Look at the artists Lucy Poskitt and Michael Crompton. Look at early weaving.

Exploring and developing ideas (ongoing) (2)Record and explore ideas from first hand observation, experience and imagination, Ask and answer questions about the starting points for their work and the processes they have used. Develop their ideas. (3) Explore the differences and similarities within the work of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures. (3) Select and record from first hand observation, experience and imagination, and explore ideas for different purposes, Question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work, Explore the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers working in different times and cultures.

Evaluating and Developing work (ongoing) (2) Review what they and others have done and say what they think and feel about it. E.g. Annotate sketchbook, Identify what they might change in their current work or develop in their future work, Annotate work in sketchbook. (3) Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others’ work and say what they think and feel about them, Adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further, Annotate work in sketchbook.

Drawing (2) Layer different media, e.g. crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal and ballpoint, Understand the basic use of a sketchbook and work out ideas for drawings, Draw for a sustained period of time from the figure and real objects, including single and grouped objects, Experiment with the visual elements; line, shape, pattern and colour. (3) Experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements, Plan, refine and alter their drawings as necessary,  Use their sketchbook to collect and record visual information from different sources, Draw for a sustained period of time at their own level, Use different media to achieve variations in line, texture, tone, colour, shape and pattern.

Painting (2) Mix a range of secondary colours, shades and tones, Experiment with tools and techniques, inc. layering, mixing media, scraping through etc, Name different types of paint and their properties, Work on a range of scales e.g. large brush on large paper etc,  Mix and match colours using artefacts and objects. (3) Mix a variety of colours and know which primary colours make secondary colours, Use a developed colour vocabulary, Experiment with different effects and textures inc. blocking in colour, washes, thickened paint etc, Work confidently on a range of scales e.g. thin brush on small picture etc.

Printing (2) Use a variety of techniques, inc. carbon printing, relief, press and fabric printing and rubbings, Design patterns of increasing complexity and repetition, Print using a variety of materials, objects and techniques. (3) Print using a variety of materials, objects and techniques including layering, Talk about the processes used to produce a simple print, to explore pattern and shape, creating designs for printing.

Textiles/ Collage (2) Use a variety of techniques, inc. weaving, French knitting, tie-dyeing, fabric crayons and wax or oil resist, appliqué and embroidery, Create textured collages from a variety of media, Make a simple mosaic, Stitch, knot and use other manipulative skills. (3) Use a variety of techniques, inc. printing, dying, quilting, weaving, embroidery, paper and plastic trappings and appliqué, Name the tools and materials they have used, Develop skills in stitching. Cutting and joining, Experiment with a range of media e.g. overlapping, layering etc.

3D Form (2) Manipulate clay for a variety of purposes, inc. thumb pots, simple coil pots and models, Build a textured relief tile, Understand the safety and basic care of materials and tools. Experiment with, construct and join recycled, natural and man-made materials more confidently. (3) Join clay adequately and work reasonably independently, Construct a simple clay base for extending and modelling other shapes.Cut and join wood safely and effectively, Make a simple papier mache object, Plan, design and make models.

Breadth of study (2) Work on their own, and collaboratively with others, on projects in 2 and 3 dimensions and on different scales, Use ICT, Investigate different kinds of art, craft and design. (3) Work on their own, and collaboratively with others, on projects in 2 and 3 dimensions and on different scales,  Use ICT, Investigate art, craft and design in the locality and in a variety of genres, styles and traditions.