Art & Design

Subject Leader - Mrs Schwartz

At Forefield Junior School we want children to know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Children will, throughout their time here, produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences in a multitude of ways. Lessons provide opportunities for children to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, understanding architecture and other art, craft and design techniques.

Art is taught through a ‘Learning Challenge’ curriculum. It builds on children’s skills and knowledge as they move through the school. Continuity and progression are built around the objectives, skills and knowledge laid out in the art curriculum. This has allowed us as a school to have greater autonomy over what to teach and how to teach the subject areas, whilst ensuring that the essential skills expected of each year group are still being covered. As the challenges are devised, new and exciting art projects can be planned.

Topic Timetable


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 3


Plant Art

  • Drawing
  • Colour
  • Printing

Colour Mixing


Year 4

Mark Making


Printing Peppers


  • Drawing
  • Colour Mixing
  • Sculpture

Anthony Gormley

  • Sculpture
  • Batik

Year 5



  • Drawing
  • Printing

Trip to Liverpool

Pop Art

  • Roy Lichenstein
  • Andy Warhol
  • Bridget Riley

Colour Mixing

Frida Kahlo

Modroc Modelling

Year 6


Joan Miro

L.S. Lowry

  • Painting & Perspective




Art & Design Documents

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