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Art Competition- 'A View From My Window'

Rice Lane Primary Art and Design Progression Map (Knowledge and Skills)

End of Year Expectations for Art from Nursery to Year 6


'Art craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high- quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and and wealth of our nation.'

National Curriculum 2014 


At Rice Lane Primary School we aim to:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. 
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art and design. 
  • Learn about great artists and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. 



To explore with colour and how colour can be changed.

To capture experiences and responses with a range of different media, such as paint and other materials or words. 

To realise tools can be used for a purpose.



To explore what happens when colours are mixed.

To create simple representations of events, people and objects.

To understand that different media can be combined to create new effects. 

To use simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.


Year 1:

To use drawing and painting to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination. 

To develop some art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. 

To learn about the work of an artist, craft maker or designer and make work in this style. 


Year 2:

To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share my ideas, experiences and imagination.

To learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers or designers. 

To describe the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and make links to my own work.  


Year 3:

To explore shading, using different media.

To use poster paints, showing awareness of mixing to create different tones.

To produce a 3D image using clay. 

To research an artist, explaining what I like and dislike about their work. 

To collect and record in my sketchbook. 


Year 4:

To demonstrate using cross- hatching in my artwork. 

To use colour and marks to express mood. 

To produce a multia media piece of art. 

To develop skills of overlapping and overlaying. 

To discuss similarities and differences between my own and others' artwork.


Year 5:

To demonstrate being able to use stippling in my sketchbook.

​​​​​​​To experiment with creating mood, feeling and movement.

​​​​​​​To complete a detailed artist study.

To modify and improve my work.

To create images in 2D and 3D.


Year 6: 

To produce detailed preliminary sketches in my book.

​​​​​​​To carry out screen-printing.

To experiment with approaches used by other artists. 

To complete an in- depth artist study.

To explore the effect of light and colour, texture and tone on natural and man made objects. 

Professional Development session for staff

'RICE LANE' displays

Some of the fantastic display work around Rice Lane Primary!

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