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As artists, children at Beacon View Primary Academy have access to a curriculum which engages, inspires and challenges them whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

As children progress throughout the school, they are encouraged to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

By the end of KS2 all pupils leave Beacon View:

  • Having produced creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

  • Proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

  • Being able to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

  • Knowing about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

Whole School Overview



Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Exploring media

Being Imaginative


Drawing: Observational Drawing/Self Portraits.

Drawing: Observational Drawing e.g. a building in Portsmouth or an area of the school grounds.


Paint:Draw and paint in the style of pre historic cave paintings, drawing on knowledge from History.

Collage: Use understanding of Mayan Gods to draw an image from their imagination – using human and animal shapes to create mask for a priest.

Collage: Geometric Roman mosaic.

Drawing/Collage: develop an understanding of Calligraphy as an art form (Runes)

Combine with collage skills of layering and super imposing to embellish a surface.


Exploring media

Being Imaginative


Sculpture: joining /fixing materials them to create 3D model.


Collage: experiment with and use a range of techniques for collaging including layering to create a collage.


Create 3D structure for Canopic jar.


Sculpture: Create a geometric pattern in clay using Early Islamic influence.

Painting: Using watercolours to paint a Roman solider, with a focus of proportion.


Recreate 2D images in 3D, e.g. recreate a Viking hoard.


Exploring media


Being Imaginative


Printing: create relief print using range of objects.


Digital art/painting: Use digital software to create images of space.

Painting: Investigate pointillism through a study of the work of Seurat

Use the style to create landscape paintings linked to study of Ancient Greece.

Printing/Collage: Using tiles to create a William Morris style print.

Artist study of Kara Walker: explore race, gender and identify to create a silhouette.

Digital art: Use Photoshop package to design front cover for magazine against racial discrimination.


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