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Holmer C of E Academy

Holmer C of E Academy

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Intent: Art – Drawing    


Our school aims:
Through our Christian values, we aim for:

  • Happy, kind individuals;
  • Opportunities for all;
  • Love of learning for life;
  • Motivated children who can thrive and succeed; 
  • Empowered children equipped with the skills to flourish in the wider world;
  • Resilient, respectful and responsible children.

The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements 
EYFS: “They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and functions”
KS1: “To develop a wide range of art techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.”
KS2: “To improve their mastery of art techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.”


What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Each year group will focus on a different artist and look at the drawing techniques used and created by this individual.  Children will practise these techniques which will result in a series of pieces of work in their individual art sketch books along with pieces of work on display. 

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to recall and demonstrate the skills required to produce their piece of work. They will be able to explain the correct way to hold a pencil and how to add texture, tone and shading to their work. They will recall the examples used by the artist studied and be able to talk about these techniques. 


What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: Can you show me how you grip the pencil when you are drawing? Can you draw a picture of someone in your family or of your pet? 
⇒ KS1: How would you add detail to this line drawing? Can you show me a pencil that I could use to make my picture darker or lighter?
⇒ KS2: How do you create a shadow in a drawing? How would you demonstrate perspective in a drawing? Can you talk to me about how you can use cross-hatching, pointillism and use of a rubber to highlight parts of your sketch?


Cultural Capital 

  • Children may demonstrate knowledge of the history of portraiture, and its impact and significance in socio-economic representation in Britain and the World.
  • They will be able to recall examples of great portraiture, and some of the techniques used in creating these pieces.


British Values: 
⇒ Democracy
⇒ Rule of law
⇒ Mutual respect