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Head of Department: Ms L Parnell

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words 

Key areas to explore :  

  • KS3 Yearly Assessment Task on your previous knowledge p3-5 
  • Key words and spelling test p6,7 
  • Use the interactive board to learn about colour terms: Primary, Secondary, harmonious, complementary, tertiary 
  • Colours, words and emotions worksheet p8 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colour theory using pencil crayon p9 
  • Colour matching: Harmonious/ Complementary pairs p10 
  • Colour pairs: complementary/harmonious colours p10 
  • Colour blending extension task: Flowers/Insects 

Homework Focus:   Key words, colour theory knowledge 

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: Spelling strategies for Key Art words. 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Painted colour wheel: Learn how to mix paint - Primary, Secondary, Complementary, Tertiary colours p11 
  • Colour swatch collage: Create a collage using coloured paper, tissue paper and wrapping paper p12 
  • Colour chart: Blending techniques in pencil crayon p13 
  • Watch videos on other artists (Vincent Scarpace) and discuss techniques 
  • Present Vincent Scarpace research website: Ipaintfish.com 
  • Peer Assessment Review the work of others and act on feedback   

Homework Focus:  Materials and techniques, Artist research 

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: annotation and extended sentences 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Fish studies: copy linear shapes using secondary resources. 
  • Learn how to use mark making techniques from the work of others using line and pattern p15 
  • Discuss secondary sources and make connections to your own work. (Blue Planet 2) 
  • Written response to Blue Planet 
  • Create an initial fish design p16, 17 

Homework Focus: Literacy and design skills 

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus:  is on variety of sentence structures & construction in evaluation. 

  • Complete final ideas for Fish design p17 
  • Final Fish design A3 using mixed media ink, paint and wax. 
  • Book cover design 
  • Revision: Primary, Secondary, Complementary, Harmonious Tertiary colours 
  • Self-evaluation p18 
  • Student voice p19 

Homework Focus:  Design, Revision resources 

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: Annotation and spelling 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Insect study: learn how to record from objects using shape, line and pattern 
  • Use fine line pens to create studies from secondary resources’ 
  • Create a research collage – use annotation 
  • Discuss primary and secondary resources and make connections to your own work 

Artist Research: Lucy Arnold, Antoni Gaudi 

Homework Focus: Artists research, collecting resources 

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: sentence structure and key words 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Watch PP/videos on other Artists and discuss 
  • Practice mixed media trials 
  • Design ideas using mixed media relief (Group work) 
  • Final Piece: Create a bug using mixed media relief (Group work) 
  • Peer Assessment: Review the work of others and act on feedback 
  • End of year 7 assessment: Written and practical P21, 22 

Homework Focus: Drawing, design ideas, revision    

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: Sentence structure and presentation of research 

Key areas to explore : 

  • KS3 Drawing Assessment: Faces grid W/Sheet 
  • Design ideas for Faces and Hair W/Sheet 
  • Symmetry of the Skull p3. Use the interactive board to learn how measure accurately. 
  • Spelling Test: Key words p4,5 
  • Colour Theory Skulls p6 
  • Day of the Dead Traditions: Laptop research on Mexican traditions including your own opinion p8 
  • Symmetry and Pattern: Match and extend patterns on sugar skulls p9 

Homework Focus: Cultural/Artist research 

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: TRT / annotation 

Key areas to explore: 

  • TRT Read w/sheet (Day of the Dead Traditions) and make connections to your own work. 
  • Response: List items you would wish for as a returning soul p7 
  • Collect and explore patterns p10, 13 
  • Mexican Life: Watch videos on DOTD/Book of Life and discuss. 
  • Design your own Day of the Dead Skull: Use repeating lines to produce a personal response in pencil p15 

Homework Focus: Techniques and materials  

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: Key words 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Complete your Day of the Dead Skull design: Use pencil crayon to create colour blends and pens to outline pattern p15 
  • Extension tasks: Irregular patterns and symmetrical patterns 
  • Ceramic Skills -Clay work – create a textured skull relief inspired by on your 2d design. 
  • Let’s talk about skulls – discuss the work of others from the secondary resources provided p11,12 

Face: colour blending techniques using knowledge of ‘hot or cold’ primary, secondary and tertiary colours using pencil crayon 

Homework Focus: Artists research, annotation 

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus:  key words 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Skull Final Piece: Paint application to ceramic skulls. Accuracy and detail. Photo presentation p14 
  • Monoprint of Skull design (2d studebts) 
  • Self – Evaluation: Review progress and student voice p16,17 
  • Face: colour blending techniques using knowledge of ‘hot or cold’ primary, secondary and tertiary colours using water colour paints 
  • Celebrity faces: draw using symmetry and tone 
  • Day of the dead Revision Poster 
  • End of Unit Test       

Homework Focus: Drawing, Presentation 

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: sentence structure & construction 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Watch PP on History of Body Art and discuss. 
  • Body Art: research traditions: Mehndi, Tiki and Western cultures, including your own opinion.  
  • Collect own visual resources to inspire ideas 
  • Body Art study: create linear patterns from secondary resources. 
  • Personal response: Use resources to produce initial Hand design. 
  • Peer Assessment- Review the work of others and act on feedback.           

Homework Focus:  Cultural Research 

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: is on TRT Revision,  Key Art words  

Key areas to explore: 

  • Discuss secondary sources and make connections to your own work. 
  • Final Piece A2 design: Create a final colour study of using initial designs and secondary resources. (Paired work optional) 
  • Extension task: Design a tattoo sleeve 
  • End of year 8 assessment: Written and practical

Homework Focus:    Resources and initial plans    

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: Spelling strategies for Key Art words 

Decorative Fonts 

Key areas to explore: 

Title Page: GSCE ART - Use secondary resources to draw fonts, learn how to use measurement and line. 

  • Peer assessment: Give feedback and act on advice 
  • Explore font styles: Name design 
  • Watch Video on Illuminated manuscripts and discuss 
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: research history and techniques 
  • Presenting research (A3 sheets) 
  • Extension Task : Decorative initial (A5) 

GCSE Assessment: AO1, AO3 

Homework Focus: Artist  Research 

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: Annotation 

Lettering Styles 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Design decorative letters: drawing skills using pattern 
  • Research family names and family crests - Heraldry 
  • Design: 3 Initial plans for heraldic crest for your family 
  • Final piece: Family shield 
  • Graffiti worksheet: Use mixed media techniques to produce colour trials (chalk, paint, pencil crayons) 
  • Drawing skills: Practice graffiti style name tag 
  • Initial design - A3 name tag designs in chalk and pen WWW EBI 
  • Set Task: Christmas card designs 

GCSE  Assessment: AO1, AO3, AO4 

Homework Focus: Design ideas 

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: Spelling, sentence structures & punctuation 

Graphic Fonts 

Key areas to explore:

  • Watch Graffiti documentaries Style wars and King Robbo vs Banksy and make connections to your own work. 
  • Develop blending skills using harmonious colours (A3 BHS TAG) 
  • Research the History of Graffiti Art: Laptops – include 2 artists and your own opinion – Is Graffiti Art or Vandalism? 
  • Present A3 research sheets 
  • Final tag design in pen (Lazer cut) for collage relief. 

Self -Evaluation: Review progress. 

GCSE  Assessment: AO2, AO3 

Homework Focus: Artist Research 

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction 

Graffiti Final Piece

Key areas to explore: 

  • Collage techniques for Graffiti background A2 
  • Final 2D name Tag: Learn how to use blending techniques in acrylic paint.  
  • Collect font styles from a range of packaging: sweet wrappers, bottles, cans and commercial packaging. 
  • Practice observational drawing using line shape and colour. 
  • Practice blending skills in pencil crayon and paint. 
  • Self- Evaluation 

GCSE Assessment: AO2, AO3 

Homework Focus: Recording, collecting primary/secondary resources 

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: is on variety of annotation 

Pop Art Packaging 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Watch videos on Pop Artists (Warhol, Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Oldenburg) discuss methods. 
  • Research the work of others: Pop art research and annotation 
  • A3 study of sweet wrapper in pencil 
  • A3 Sweet wrapper collage using a range of techniques 
  • Draw from secondary packaging resources using mixed media relief using a range of mark making techniques. 
  • Peer Assessment: Review the work of others and act on feedback. 

GCSE Assessment: AO1, AO3 

Homework Focus: Artist research 

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: is on TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words 

Pop Art Relief 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Sketches to plan 3d development in clay 
  • Enrichment trip: ceramic studio 
  • Practice clay techniques 
  • Final clay piece using texture and form 
  • Learning about firing and glazing techniques 
  • Application of glaze 
  • Self -Evaluation 
  • End of year 9 assessment: Soup can: Written and practical. 

BAS  Assessment: AO1, AO3 

Homework Focus: Materials and Techniques

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: spelling, sentence structure and punctuation 

Portfolio 1 – Inspired by nature 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Watch videos/PPs on other artists inspired by nature and discuss. 
  • A3 Presentation Karl Blossfeldt - including carbon drawings and annotation. 
  • Drawing from real objects (shells/fossils/plants) using line, tone, shape and pattern. 
  • Digital photography and photoshop filters 
  • Develop prints from wood blocks -rubbed surface textures A3 
  • Refine prints from wood blocks – ink and mixed media collage 

GCSE Assessment: AO1, AO2 

Homework Focus: Artist Research/explore ideas 

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: Key Art words. 

Natural Form 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Natural form study: observations drawn from secondary resources – spirals, shells and fossils  
  • Relief drawings: Use mixed media techniques to produce colour studies in string, tissue paper, ink and pen A3. 
  • Research and present descriptive key words. 
  • A2 colour final piece-Spiral study using mixed media materials including word collage,  

GCSE  Assessment: AO2,  A03 

Homework Focus: Review progress, key words presentation 

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: Annotation 

Portfolio Unit 2 – Fast Food Project 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Watch Andy Warhol documentary: discuss /annotate 
  • Fast Food Project front cover: Observational drawing, title and secondary resources A3 
  • Collect font styles from a range of packaging: bottles, sweet wrappers, commercial packages, cans 
  • Practice observational drawing using line shape and colour. 
  • Collect and present Fast Food image board A3 
  • Drawing assessment: Soup Can: drawing focus and WWW/EBI 

GCSE Assessment: AO1, AO2, AO3 

Homework Focus: Record and collect

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus: Mind maps and annotation 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Watch videos on Pop Artists and written response 
  • Drawing exercises 
  • 12cm X 12cm Observational drawing of enlarged section of a fast food item – (line or tonal) 
  • 12cm X 12cm Observational drawing of enlarged section of a fast food item (pencil crayon) 
  • 10cm X 10cm Observational drawing of enlarged section of a fast food item (oil pastel or watercolour paint) 

GCSE  Assessment:  AO1, AO2,  

Homework Focus: Artists Research 

HALF TERM 5

Key areas to explore: 

  • Watch videos on Pop Artists (Warhol, Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Oldenburg, and Thiebald) discuss methods. 
  • Research the work of others: Pop Art research and annotation 
  • A3 study of Fast Food in pencil 
  • A3 Fast Food collage using a range of techniques 
  • Draw from secondary packaging resources using mixed media relief using a range of mark making techniques. 
  • Peer Assessment: Review the work of others and act on feedback. 

GCSE  Assessment: AO2, AO3 

Homework Focus: Record, Artist Research 

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: is on TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Sketches to plan 3d development in clay 
  • Enrichment trip: ceramic/3d studio 
  • Practice 3d mixed media techniques -Marquettes 
  • Development for Final  piece using texture and form 
  • Learning about firing and glazing techniques 
  • Application of glaze 
  • Self –Evaluation 

GCSE  Assessment: AO1, A03 

Homework Focus: Artists Research, Explore ideas 

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words 

Portfolio Unit 2 – Inspired by Nature 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Watch videos/PPs on other artists inspired by nature and discuss. 
  • A3 Presentation Karl Blossfeldt - including carbon drawings and annotation. 
  • KS4 drawing assessment: Natural form drawing from secondary observation. Line, shape and pattern. 
  • Drawing from real objects (shells/fossils/plants) using tone, shape and form. 
  • Digital photography and photoshop filters 
  • Develop prints from wood blocks –rubbings/ surface textures 
  • Refine prints from wood blocks – ink and mixed media collage 

GCSE Assessment: AO1, AO2 

Homework Focus: Artist Research/explore ideas 

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words. 

Portfolio Unit 1 – Natural Form 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Natural form study: observations drawn from secondary resources – Spirals, shells and fossils using form and pattern. 
  • Relief drawings: Use mixed media techniques to produce colour studies in string, tissue paper, ink and pen A3. 
  • Research and present descriptive key words. 
  • Research the work of local artist Nikki Parmenter 
  • A1 colour final piece-Spiral study using mixed media materials including word collage 
  • Gallery Visit: Williamson Art gallery – Nikki Parmenter exhibition 
  • Drawing and recording from first hand observations 

GCSE  Assessment: AO2,  A03 

Homework Focus: Artist Research, key words presentation 

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction 

Initial Research 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Introduction to set task: choose from 10 starting points 
  • Mind mapping and visual resources 
  • A2 presentation- artist’s research. Making connections to the work of others. 
  • A2 presentation visual stimulus and annotation. 
  • Annotation. 
  • KS4 Mock Exam: drawing from secondary observation study of artist’s work Line, shape and colour. 

GCSE  Assessment: AO1, A02, AO3 

Homework Focus: Artists research and recording from visual resources 

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus: Annotation 

Materials and Techniques 

Key areas to explore: 

  • Personal Response – recording first hand images through drawing and photography. 
  • Enrichment Trip -Chester Zoo/Sea life centre 
  • Explore drawing and painting techniques using knowledge of line, shape, tone and texture. 
  •  Peer assessment 
  • Explore a range of printing techniques based on theme. 
  • Exploring media using a range of chosen 2d or 3d materials and techniques such as collage, clay, plaster, print, paint and mixed media trials. 
  • Annotation WWW/EBI 

GCSE  Assessment: AO2, AO3 

Homework Focus: Primary sources, personal research 

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: spelling, sentence structure and punctuation  

Set Task – 10 hours exam. 

Key areas to explore:  

  • Final Piece – personal response to chosen starting point using materials and process explored. 
  • Set Task Evaluation 
  • Portfolio completion and presentation: 
  • Annotation of ideas to final design using real objects, primary resources and annotation. Planning and composition. 
  • Developments of ideas to final design using secondary resources and annotation. Planning and composition. 
  • Discuss artist styles and methods and make connections to your own work.  

GCSE  Assessment: AO4, AO3 

Homework Focus: Materials and Techniques 

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: annotation and evaluation 

Portfolio and set task presentation

Key areas to explore:

  • Final selection and presentation of Portfolio for moderation. 
  • Present annotation and self- evaluation of Portfolio work. 
  • Final selection and presentation of Set Task for moderation. 
  • Present annotation and self- evaluation of Set Task. 

GCSE  Assessment: AO4 

Homework Focus: Presentation and display