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Art and Design – Year 3


Download our Year 3 Art and Design curriculum here.

Developing, planning and communicating ideas

Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products

Evaluating processes and products

  • I can communicate feelings and expressions through drawings.
  • I can develop tones and textures.
  • I can develop a background wash
  • I can use a range of brushes to create different effects.
  • I can use printing tools to print with more than 1 colour.
  • I know block printing techniques.
  • I know and can explain which tools I need to use and explain why.
  • I can use a sketch book to sort my ideas.
  • I can add texture and shape using a variety of textiles.
  • I can describe how something works with increasing detail.

  • I can talk about my own work and things that other people have done.

  • I can give ideas on how to improve my work.

  • I can work collaboratively.

  • I can give more detailed reasons for materials selected.

Breadth of study

Drawing & painting

  • Printing & sketch books

3D/Collage & textiles


  • I can show some facial expressions in drawings.
  • I can use sketches to produce a final piece of work.
  • I can use different grades of pencil shade, to show different tones/texture.
  • I know where each primary and secondary colours sits on the colour wheel.
  • I can make a background using a wash.

  • I can use a printing block and produce a 2 colour print.

Sketch books

  • I can use a sketch book to express feelings.
  • I can talk about a subject and describe likes and dislikes.
  • I can make suggestions on how to improve my work .
  • I can keep notes in a sketch book.

  • I can add to work to create texture and shape.
  • I can use stitching to join fabric together.
  • I can sew to add detail to a piece of work.
  • I can add texture to a piece of work.


  • I am able to aut accurately and overlap materials.
  • I can experiment with different colours and mosaics.

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