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Malorees Federation

Malorees Federation

Junior School


Art is a fundamental form of personal communication. The art curriculum at Malorees School is designed to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to express what they see, think, and feel using the visual elements, materials and processes of art. Through developing artistic knowledge, combined with investigating, making, and evaluating, pupils can experience and demonstrate the highest forms of human creativity.

Progression of art is met through an art, craft and design curriculum that purposely scaffolds the necessary knowledge and skills, so pupils become more proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, printing and textile techniques. Activities and artists have been carefully selected on the progression map to clearly indicate appropriately differentiated experiences and expectations, so pupils become visually literate learners.

Our art curriculum allows pupils to know, think critically and develop a deeper understanding about art. They will recognise how art reflects and shapes history, contributes to the culture, creativity, and the wealth of nations. Ultimately, we believe that such a considered curriculum will inspire children to pursue their love of art far beyond their primary schooling – whether for pleasure, profession, or both!


Design & Technology 

The design and technology curriculum at Malorees School seeks to ensure that children across the school are educated on the vital skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional, appealing and purposeful products. We aim to inspire the next generation to be excited and involved in the modern, changing environment we live in. By doing this, children will be able to be fully functioning members of our modernising society. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

Design and Technology education involves two important elements. Firstly, learning about the designed and made world and how things work through mechanisms such as levers, pulleys, and cams. Secondly, learning to design and make functional products for purposes and users. Children in KS1 will design functional products for themselves, whereas KS2 will consider the needs and wants of other users. Children of all year groups will design, make, and evaluate each project. This cycle is crucial and allows for progression to continuously take place with the children advancing their skills and key vocabulary in each project building year on year. Within this curriculum design, children will learn about aspirational individuals who have shaped design and technology such as chefs and engineers. As the children begin their design and technology journey, they will work in contexts such as the home, school, playgrounds, and gardens. This will then progress to KS2 children working in these contexts as well as products for leisure, industry, and the wider environment.

Our curriculum is purposefully progressive with the aim to continuously inspire and motivate children and create a love for the importance of design and technology today. We are deliberately passionate in our teaching of design and technology to give every child the best possible experience in learning the vital skills for potential careers in design and technology.







Y1 – DT: Puppets

Y1 – Art: Introduction to sketchbooks with formal elements of art

Y1 – DT: Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Y1 – Art: Sculptures and Collages

Y1 – Art: Landscapes using different media

Y1 – Art: Design skills

Y2- Art: Introduction to sketchbooks with formal elements of art

Y2 – Art: Formal elements of Art

Y2 - DT: Complete Vehicles

Y2 – Art: Sculptures and mixed media

Y2 – DT: Pizza

Y2 – Art: Human form              

Y3- Art: Colour mixing

Paint techniques

Landscape collage

Y3 – DT: British inventors

Y3 – Art:  Picasso

Self portraits

3D masks

Y3 – DT: storybooks (moving)

Y3 – Art: Oil pastels

Patterns and landscapes

(Faith Ringgold)

Y3 – DT: Sandwich making, packed lunches

Y4- Art: Drawing skills- body movement

Da Vinci & Giocometti

Y4 – DT: constructing round houses

Y4 – Art: Printing techniques

Y4 – DT: Tiled mosaics

Y4 – Art: Wire sculpture/Tissue paper/foil

Y4 – DT: Seasonal food (cooking)

Y5- Art:  Drawing –perspective, charcoal, chalk,


Y5 – DT:  cooking biscuits

Y5- Art: 3D sculpture (canopic jars)

Y5 – DT:  construction lollypop sticks Trellick Tower

Y5- Art: Painting/ acrylics

Link to a black artist eg Basquiat Laser Segal

Link to carnival

Y5 – DT:  Fashion textiles –Sew a drawstring bag

Y6- Art:  3D sculpture – clay work

Y6 – DT: Christmas Stockings

Y6- Art: Painting with ink & patterns,

Y6 – DT:  Kite making

Y6- Art: Printing (lino)

Y6 – DT:  Savoury British dish


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