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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Art and Design Portfolio

Evidence from the EYFS curriculum

Expressive arts and design, Exploring and using media and materials Nursery enjoyed our Outdoor Transient art area. The children selected and organised a range of natural materials.

Expressive arts and design, Exploring and using media and material Nursery enjoyed making a mono print. They painted onto the table and then used their fingers to make marks to represent someone in their family. Once it was dry they chose collage materials to add details.

Reception: Expressive Arts and Design - Using and Exploring Media and Materials 

40-60m Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects. Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of

After learning about hibernating animals, we used a variety of autumnal treasures to create pictures of hibernating animals. 

Please see our evidence for each Art & Design National Curriculum Programme of Study below.

KS1 - Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

LQ: How do you create a dinosaur egg?

The children were given the following information;

  • The Maiasaur laid their eggs in a circle.
  • Saurapods laid theirs in a row as if they were laid while walking.
  • Hypselosaurus laid football sized eggs in groups of five.

They used manipulation methods such as squeezing, pinching, pulling, pressing, squashing and smoothing to create dinosaur eggs with their play dough.

They were able to demonstrate that they understood how the eggs were laid by shaping their play dough.

KS1 - Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

Year One: the children designed snd created their own imaginary animal. They rolled, patted and sculptured the clay into their desired shape.

KS1 - Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Year One: The children worked together to create large scale animal paintings. The children were encouraged to explore pattern, texture and colour as well as different materials. The children were able to talk about their large scale animals and what techniques they had used on their animals to create a desired effect.

Year One

During our Engage day we looked at different pieces  of animal art. We discussed what tools might have been used and how the art was created. We spoke about crayons, pastels, paints and sketching pencils. We discussed what shapes we could see and how we could create that piece of art through observations. We used simple artistic vocabulary to describe. The children were encouraged to choose an animal piece of art and use a range of materials to create their own version. The children planned their learning then had a go of making it  even better in their sketching books. The children were able to identify different features of their drawings and evaluate how to make it better.

The children looked at various photos from The Great Fire of London. We wanted to make our own to represent the fire that spread around London. We used different materials to create our effective silhouette pictures. Or friends used water colours and other friends used tissue paper. We then used our fine motor skills to cut our buildings and fires. 

KS1 - Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

Year One: We created an imaginary version of a familiar pet. We planned and made a model of their new design, changing aspects such as its colour or markings. We looked at the artist Jenny Foster for inspriation. The children were able to identify familar features on animals and use water colours to create their new design. We then used clay to make our animals.

Year One: The children were introduced to the artist Stephen Wiltshire. He is known for creating landscapes drawings from memory by sketching. The children were first introduced to a picture of Big Ben and were  encouraged to practise their  techniques with the sketching pencils. The children then had a go at drawing from memory with the pencils. They had a better understanding of the different types of pencils by the end of the lesson. They were amazed at at the art work of Stephen Wiltshire.

Year One: The children were introduced to the artist Andy Warhol. They looked at the different types of art work he has completed answers his technique. The children recognised he hsed bright and vibrant colours. We used oil pastels for the first time and the children we’re encourage do to pick colours which would stand out. The children showed they can use the oil pastels to create a Andy Warhol inspired piece of art. 

KS2 - Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Year 4 learnt about how to use a Sketchbook. They used their Sketchbook to expand their ideas and designs for making a potion/perfume bottle.

KS2 - Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)

Year 5 used their photography skills to take photos of the natural surrounding area. They searched for natural looking portals. The children learnt how to take a good photo, zooming in and out as needed and making certain aspects of the environment the key focus for the photo.

Year 4 learnt a range of techniques using clay. They used these techniques to create a perfume/potion bottle from the designs they had previously sketched. They also learnt what to do if they made a mistake or wanted to change a part of it.

KS2 - Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history