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Autumn 1


Children to paint buildings of Chadderton in the style of Pier 

  • Explore mark-making using thick brushes, sponges and foam.
  • Develop increasing control when using brushes.
  •  Experiment with colour and develop opinions about them.
  • Name the Primary colours and know that these colours cannot be made by mixing others.
  • Purposefully select colours to use in my own work.
  • Explore the effect on paint by adding water, glue, sand or sawdust.

Spring 2


During Spring 2 Year 1 are working on their collage skills, they will be: 

  • Using a combination of materials that have been cut, torn and glued.

  • Select resources, sort and use according to specific qualities, e.g. warm, cold, shiny, smooth.

  • Cut multiple shapes with scissors and arrange/ stick these on a surface with a purpose.

  • Begin to use key vocabulary to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in this strand: collage, squares, gaps, mosaic, features, cut, place, arrange.


Summer 1


Our Summer 1 unit of work is to create a piece of art using printing techniques. Throughout the half term we will:

  • Copy an original print. 

  • Create patterns by printing with a wider range of materials, e.g.sponges, vegetables or fruit. - Print using multiple block colours onto paper and textiles.  

  • Observe the effect of coloured ink on coloured paper etc. 

  • Create a printing block and a repeating pattern. 

  • Begin to use key vocabulary to demonstrate knowledge and understanding: colour, shape, printing, printmaking, woodcut, relief printing, objects.