Progression of Skills

Here is the progression of skills doment for music from EYFS - Year 6
In the Autumn Term we worked with local artist Tim Curtis. It was a whole school project from Reception right the way through to Year Six. Tim supported class teachers in teaching sculpture in each class. All classes used the same media as a starting point for the 3D work although the themes were different for each year group. The photographs below show how the children developed their knowledge of sculpture and skills in each year group. There was a clear progression of skills from Reception to Year Six as each project through the school grew in complexity and required new and more challenging tasks.  
Reception- The Gruffalo- Deep Dark Wood

Year One-  Giant box play sculptures (dens, caves, shops, rockets, pirate ships)

Year Two- Barbara Hepworth family of man   

Year Three- Aardman Wallace and Grommet small world stage sets in a box 

Year Four- Anthony Gormley/Ai Wei Wei and their multiples

Year Five- Michael Brennand wood and constructed collage 

Year Six- Banksy stencils and cardboard placards and protest movements 
National Curriculum Links
  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. 
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay].
Reception Class
Year One
Year Two
Year Three
Year Four
Year Five
Year Six