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Headteacher: Mrs V. Campos


Art, craft and design


Learning art at Boxmoor Primary School is all about being creative, learning about inspirational artists and creating art work through the use of different media and techniques.  The National Curriculum has been divided up amongst the year groups with respect to appropriateness of content at different ages and natural curriculum links with other subjects.  We have recently worked collaboratively in order to include more 3D work into our curriculum.


We focus our teaching for each art unit on an overarching question that we revisit at the end of the teaching.  This is in order for the children to now answer the question posed using the knowledge they have gained.  


Embedded in the units are:

  • An inspirational artists, craft makers and designers, and opportunity to understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • A media to explore, becoming proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, collage or digital technology.
  • Techniques to improve their skills in colour, pattern, line, shape, texture and form.
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • The gaining of subject specific vocabulary

The following are the units that the children currently learn within each year group and each overarching question:




Creating closed shapes with continuous line

Use these shapes to represent objects.

Represent faces with circles and details.

Use drawing to represent movement or loud noises. 

Show different emotions in their drawings.

Explore colour and colour mixing.


Explore, use and refine a variety of artist effects to express their ideas and feelings.

Return to and build upon previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them.

Create collaboratively sharing ideas, resources and skills.

Year 1

Architect Shigeru Ban

Paper sculpture

Year 1

Pieter Bruegel- Children’s games picture

Year 1

Aboriginal dot art

Year 2

Great fire of London pictures

Kandinsky circles

Year 2

Matisse collage

Paul Klee

Nurses portraits

Year 2

Wire sculptures of flowers Yayoi Kusaama

Tinga Tinga paintings

Edward Tinga

Year 3

Bio, eco, canotyptopic, relief printing.

Andy Goldsworthy

Walter Mason

Eqyptian Art Pharoahs

Year 3

Quintin Blake

Year 3

Cave art

Clay and plaster fossils

Jewellery Elena Fernandez

Year 4

Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture

Year 4

Emma Briggs – Mosaic artist

Year 4

Travel Posters – trains vintage

Year 5

Andy Warhol pop art

Lethal Chris

Year 5

Ansel Adams – photography

Georgia O’Keefe

Year 5

Viking sculpture dragon

Year 6

LS Lowry WWII sketching

Year 6

Greek Theatre Masks

Computer generated design for a Greek repetitive piece of textiles

Year 6

Hokusai – Night light sculpture


If you, or someone you know, has knowledge or experience connected to one or more of the units that we study please contact the art coordinator, who would be pleased to welcome further contributions to our learning.