Henwick Primary School



Art & Design

Art and design forms a significant part of our themed approach.

Each half term there is a different whole school theme that relates to a different area of the curriculum and in Autumn 2 that theme is art and design. During this half term, each year group or phase centres their topic on a different art and design technique or a different artist, movement or specific piece of art. Over time, children have the opportunity to develop a wide range of art and design techniques and knowledge about significant artists in history.

Below is a summary of the different art and design topics studied by each year group:

Year 1 Sculpture
Year 2 Printing
Years 3 & 4 Portraits
Pop Art
Years 5 & 6 Take One Picture (centred around a significant piece of art by one artist)

As well as this focus on art and design, we also make use of cross-curricular links with art when they are meaningful and appropriate. For example, a history-themed topic about the local history of Greenwich involved a topic lesson making clay models of the Greenwich coat of arms so art and history were linked.

As well as the final outcome, we place significant emphasis on revisiting and reviewing ideas and recording observations and this is done through developing the children’s use of their own personal sketchbooks.