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Art and Design – Year 4


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Developing, planning and communicating ideas

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

Evaluating processes and products

I can include expressions in my drawings.
I can use tone, texture and colour to communicate.
I can develop the use of line, tone, shape and colour.
I can use colour to communicate moods and feelings.
I can plan and develop ideas into 3D.
I can select and use an appropriate sized paint brush.
I can use some printing equipment.
I know and can explain which tools I have used.
I use a sketchbook to begin to sort ideas.
I can describe how some techniques work.
I can talk about my work and things that other people have done.
I can offer ideas to improve my work and others work.
I am beginning to work collaboratively.
I can select materials and tools and give some reasons for my decisions.

Breadth of study

Drawing & painting

Printing & sketch books

3D/Collage & textiles

I am beginning to show some facial expressions and body language in sketches.
I can identify and draw simple objects.
I can use marks and lines to produce a texture.
I can organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures.
I can explain why I have chosen specific materials.
I can create all the colours. I will need and use these to create mood in paintings.
I can begin to successfully use shading to create mood and feeling.
I can print using at least four colours.
I can print using different materials.
Sketch books
I can use a sketch book to express feelings about various subjects.
I can outline likes and dislikes.
I use a sketch book to adapt and improve ideas. I keep notes about work produced.
I experiment with and combine materials.
I can design and make 3D form.
I can use early textile and sewing skills as part of a project.
I can combine visual and tactile qualities.

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