Art and Design at Sunnyfields stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they observe, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environment through art and design and actvities. They learn how to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical designs. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of great artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on comtemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.

Curriculum Map

Art Curriculum Map – Long term





Year 1

Printing – Seasonal changes

Drawing – observational drawing of toys and artefacts

Collages – Material and Shape collages

Textiles: Weaving – using different materials

Painting: O’Keefe flowers

Year 2

Sculptures – Making divas and clay penguins


Painting – backgrounds from Lila and the secret of the rain

Drawing: Obs drawing using photos/paintings as a stimulus)

Collage – link to the Great Fire of London – create a setting depicting the houses and fire using different materials

Textiles – link to Antarctic outfit for Teddy or puppets

Printing: Follow the Art SoW

Year 3

Drawing/ Painting – different techniques

Starry Night – Van Gogh

Suffolk Art SoW

Printing - Ancient Egyptian – hieroglyphics patterns

Collage – Egyptian patterns and masks

Textiles - Greek patterns

Sculpture – Greek pots


Year 4

Sculpture/Collage – Roman mosaics/clay pots/


Printing/Textiles – Viking prints (repeating patterns)


Drawing/Painting – River Art (inspired by Monet)- HamiltonTrust


Year 5

Textiles – Printing

Mayan patterns – batik, repeating patterns


Painting: South American artists

Collage – Rainforest collage

Sculpture – Drawing

Tudor puppets made from clay

Year 6

Sculpture – People in action/war

Drawing – Hot and cold colours for portraits

Painting (landscapes)

Collages (natural world)

Textiles/Printing – Hunderwasser flowers



Foundation Stage (Expressive Arts and Designs)

  • Children should explore colour and how colours can be changed
  • Understand that lines can be used to enclose a space and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects
  • Begin to describe and create different textures
  • Manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect
  • Understand that different media can be combined to create new effects

Children in Key Stage 1 should:

  • Create - use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Communicate - use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Use techniques to create effects - to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, textures, line, shape, form and space
  • Appreciate artists who inspire and influence us - learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

Children in Key Stage 2 should:

  • Create and communicate - create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • Use teachniques to create effects - to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawings, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (eg, pencil, charcoal, paint and clay)
  • Appreciate artists who inspire and influence us - learn about great artists, architects and designers in history