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Kingswood Primary School

"Opportunity, Enjoyment, Excellence"

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Kingswood Primary School

"Opportunity, Enjoyment, Excellence"

Years 1 & 2

Knowledge and skills:

During Year 1 & Year 2 the children learn to:

  • show how people feel in paintings and drawings;

  • create moods in art work;

  • use pencils to create line of different thickness in drawings;

  • name the primary and secondary colours;

  • create a repeating pattern in print;

  • cut, roll and coil materials;

  • use IT to create a picture;

  • describe what I can see and give an opinion about the work of an artist;

  • ask questions about a piece of art.


  • choose and use three different grades of pencil when drawing;
  • use charcoal, pencil and pastel to create art;
  • use a viewfinder to focus on a specific part of an artefact before drawing it;
  • mix paint to create all of the secondary colours;
  • create brown with paint;
  • create tints with paint by adding white;
  • create tones with paint by adding black;
  • create a printed piece of art by pressing, rolling, rubbing and stamping;
  • make a clay pot;
  • join two clay finger pots together;
  • use different effects within an IT paint package;
  • suggest how artists have used colour, pattern and shape.