By the end of EYFS children will be able to:
- Understand that they can use lines to enclose space and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
- Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
By the end of Year 1 children will be able to:
- Use a variety of tools including pencils, crayons, rubbers, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ball points, chalk and other dry media.
- Use line, shape and colour.
- Use line drawing to draw objects seen, remembered or imagined.
By the end of Year 2 children will be able to:
- Layer different media e.g. crayons, felt tips, charcoal and ballpoint pen.
- Draw for a sustained period of time from a figure and real objects, including single and grouped objects.
- Experiment with the visual elements; line, shape, pattern and colour.
- Investigate tone.
- Draw shapes between objects – space.
By the end of Year 3 children will be able to:
- Experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements.
- Use different media to achieve variations in line, texture, tone, colour, shape and pattern.
- Plan, refine and alter their drawings as necessary.
- Draw for a sustained period of time at their own level.
- Shade and begin to infill shapes to create forms producing a range of tones
By the end of Year 4 pupils will be able to:
- Select different techniques for different purposes e.g. shading or hatching, ways in which a rubber may be used to develop tone.
- Use research to inspire drawings; express feelings through drawings.
- Alter and refine drawings and describe changes using art vocabulary.
- Draw confidently from observation; develop knowledge of the proportions and layout of the human face and draw more complicated still life.
- Use simple perspective.
By the end of Year 5 children will be able to:
- Show experience in creating tonal contrast and select different techniques for different purposes e.g. shading and hatching.
- Use a variety of source material.
- Work in a sustained and independent way.
- Show knowledge of the correct proportions and layout of the human face and figure.
- Draw familiar things from different viewpoints.
- Use simple perspective.
- Work show influences of a range of artists’ styles.
By the end of Year 6 children will be able to:
- Manipulate and experiment with the elements of art: line, tone, pattern, texture, form, space, colour and shape.
- Show increasing attention to detail and skill in colour mixing, matching and blending techniques with colouring.
- Work in a sustained and independent way to create a detailed drawing.
- Begin to develop an awareness of composition, scale and proportion e.g. fore, middle and background.
- Identify artists who have worked in a similar way to their own work.