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Art and design

At Emsworth Primary School we believe that art is an exciting, creative and expiring subject allowing all abilities of children to excel and flourish. It enables children to appreciate the world around them, be creative and begin to appreciate the history of art and how art impacts on our society.

Year groups will experience skills based on painting, drawing, ICT, printing, clay, textiles, collage and sculpture. We will ensure there is a clear progression of these skills throughout the school. Famous artists will be studied to allow children to create artwork in a range of styles.

We always support any local art competitions based in the Emsworth community and we have a weekly after school art club run by parents. 


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Ourselves – portraits, drawing, paint, collage, Picasso

Toys – observational drawing.

 Materials- collage

/textures/textiles. Xmas cards

Sculptures- Spinnaker Tower


Growing- photography, paint, drawing, clay, printing

Daffodil - observational drawing

Animals around the world- patterns/ camouflage, paint, textiles collage, Artist-Henri Rouseau

Great Fire of London- clay, silhouettes collage, paint

Year 2

Castles -collage, printing, clay, paint, Paul Klee "castle and the sun"

Pirates - collage, colour mixing. 3D junk model, Fireworks - pastels.


collage, sketching, paper modelling

Andy Goldsworthy

Autumn- colour mixing, clay bowls



Observational drawings of local plants and flowers

Titanic – drawing, watercolour paintings, junk modelling - structures

Year 3

Stone age – clay circles, Neolithic stone balls. drawing, cave paintings Sketching at Butser Ancient Farm

Watercolour -stone circles at sunset.

Xmas cards.

Printing flags.

Environmental drawing, painting.

Plants – watercolour painting – link to artists

Romans – mosaic collage, observational drawing of artefacts, clay coins.

Skeleton – observational drawing of bones/skulls.

Self- portraits – link to artists.

Year 4

Landscapes – drawing, painting- Artist- John Constable, Monet


Anglo-Saxons – paper and paste


Alfred the Great- painting 

Artist-Andy Warhol- printing

Textiles – collage, observational drawing

Art from other cultures- Indian, African

Year 5

Space- Peter Thorpe - space art


Crime and Punishment- mod roc sculpture (Giacometti inspired)

Egyptians -clay masks

European artists- paint - Kadinsky

Journeys - collage/textiles

Planet Earth -Habitats and animals- paint, draw

Year 6

Observational drawing



Drawing,paint- Lowry

Xmas cards- pop up

Ancient Greek - clay tile fragments

Printing, drawing - rainforests

printing drawing, rainforests

Drawing, art gallery visit