By the end of EYFS children will be able to:
- Show an interest in the texture of things.
- Capture experiences and responses with a range of media.
- Experiment to create different textures.
- Understand that different media can be combined to create new effects.
- Manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect.
By the end of Year 1 children will be able to:
- Experiment with a variety of techniques including simple and fabric crayons.
- Use a threaded needle, cut, glue and trim material.
- Create images from imagination, experience or observation.
- Use a wide variety of media including photocopied material, fabric, plastic, tissue, magazines and crepe paper.
By the end of Year 2 children will be able to:
- Create textured collages from a variety of media.
- Use a variety of techniques, including finger knitting.
- Sew using pre-punched felt, knot and use other manipulative skills.
- Cut, glue and trim material with increasing accuracy.
By the end of Year 3 children will be able to:
- Use a variety of techniques, including French knitting.
- Thread a needle and develop skills in stitching, cutting and joining material.
- Experiment with a range of media e.g. overlapping, layering, etc.
- Make a simple mosaic.
- Name the tools and materials used.
By the end of Year 4 children will be able to:
- Use a variety of techniques including binka and embroidery.
- Extend skills in stitching, knotting and decorating material.
- Match the tool to the material.
- Extend their work within a specified technique.
- Refine and alter ideas explaining choices.
By the end of Year 5 children will be able to:
- Join fabrics in different ways, using different grade needles and a variety of threads, including stitching.
- Use a variety of techniques including applique.
- Use a range of media to create collage.
- Choose collage or textiles as a means of extending work already achieved.
By the end if Year 6 children will be able to:
- Use a variety of techniques including batik printing and quilting.
- Use different techniques, colours, textiles and other media when designing and making pieces of work.
- Be expressive and analytical in order to adapt, extend and justify their own and peers work.
- Show awareness of the potential uses of material.