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


Experimenting with mark making using mixed media


  • Celtic Torque

Developing texture when working with clay

  • 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.


  • David McEown – Watercolour painting

Watercolour painting.

  •  Pencil Sketching – Beowulf

Detailed sketching including shading and hatching.

  • Rainforest printing

Printing rainforest scenes using natural materials.


  • Egyptian Death masks

Using papier mache to sculpt Egyptian death masks.


  • Greek sculptures

Further developing clay work to create models based on Greek figures..

  • Tudor Portraits

Develop sketching skills by reproducing Tudor portrait style sketches.

  • Van Gogh painting

Experimenting with different painting styles and brush strokes.

  • WWII Inspired Art


Painting skills


  • Kandinski and Banksy Inspired Art

Political messages and graffiti


  • Landscapes


Developing use of perspective in sketching


  • Clay pottery


Combining clay work and painting skills to produce a finished product.


The Woodlands, Hartshill, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0SZ, 0247 639 2272