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Michael Drayton Junior School

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Art and Design


At Michael Drayton Junior School, our Art and Design curriculum aims to provide all pupils with the opportunities to develop skillsets in a wide range of areas and become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other areas of creative design. In addition to exploring and honing their practical skills, we also build upon their knowledge of a variety of different artists, media and styles through evaluating their own and others’ work.

We aim to:

  • Engage inspire and challenge pupils in a broad range of Art and Design areas
  • Equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art
  • Deepen their understanding of influential artists and composition styles
  • Develop their literacy for Art through reflection and evaluation



Coverage across the school


Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Cave painting and printing


Experimenting with mark making using mixed media, including printing


  • Celtic Torque

Developing texture when working with sculpture.

  • Mary Kemp Coastal Painting

Landscape paintings inspired by the work of Mary Kemp.

  • J.M.Turner - Pastels and charcoal drawing 


Experimenting with using Charcoal and Pastels.


  •  Pencil Sketching – Beowulf

Detailed sketching including shading and hatching.


  • Clay sculpture - Egyptian Death Masks


Developing mark making using various tools, modelling and attaching clay pieces.


  • Henri Matisse painting

Experimenting with different painting styles and brush strokes.


  • Tudor Portraits

Develop sketching skills by reproducing Tudor portrait style sketches.


  • Cardboard sculpture

Experimenting with layering and painting cardboard to produce a 3D representation based on 'The Great Wave Off Kanagawa'.


  • Kandinski and Banksy Inspired Art

Political messages and graffiti


  • Landscapes


Developing use of perspective in sketching


  • Clay sculpture


Combining clay work and painting skills to produce a finished product based on ancient Mayan tablet and statuettes.


The Woodlands, Hartshill, Nuneaton,
Warwickshire, CV10 0SZ

Tel: 02476392272