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Under the Sea

Focused Disciplines: Drawing, Painting,

Sculpture, Collage, Weaving

This unit of work introduces the children to a number of key techniques within the art and design curriculum. Children create sculptures and simple weaves as well as creating paintings using the wax-resist method.

Teaching Pack

  • 6 Lesson Presentation Slides

  • Knowledge Organiser

  • Medium Term Plan

  • Scheme of Work Overview

  • Additional teaching resources

Curriculum Scope & Sequence

Theoretical Knowledge

Children will know:

Children will know:
• That printmaking is transferring an image from one surface to another.
• That sculpture is three-dimensional art.

Children will understand and use key vocabulary to demonstrate knowledge and understanding.

Technical Knowledge

Children will begin to understand about the elements of art and be able to apply them to the creative process. (Line, shape, form, colour, value, texture, shape and pattern)

• draw lines and shapes of different thicknesses and sizes.
• create detail, patterns and textures using different lines and marks.


• select the appropriate brush or painting tool to create different painted effects.
• develop brush control, learning how to paint carefully.
• apply an increasing range of brush strokes and techniques to create different paint effects.

• use objects, stamps, and stencils to create images.
• make repeating patterns using a range of printing techniques.
• create patterns by using a simple weave with different materials.

• shape and combine different malleable materials using techniques to create interesting forms.
• cut, shape, and join different materials together to create interesting forms.

Collage / Mixed Media
• create collage and mixed media compositions using a range of materials to convey an idea or for a given purpose.

Conceptual Knowledge

Children will understand the creative process through:

• Using their imagination to create art.
• Developing ideas linked to a topic they are interested in.
• Talking about their art, explaining its meaning and their intentions.
• Being able to identify ways in which to improve their artwork and the work of others.

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