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As well as art topics throughout the year, the children have a 20 minute drawing session every week. Each class is building up to a finished piece to be displayed in our Local Museum, ‘The South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre’. Lancaster Lane will also be having an in-school exhibition to promote a love of drawing and to see the progression of skills throughout the years. 

Here is a small selection of photos from our Art Exhibition.

Year 1

Printing and Colour Mixing

Children use a variety of tools and techniques, including different brushes and paints to create their own pieces of art work. They identify primary and secondary colours by name and identify the different properties of paint.




The children group and sort a range of materials according to their properties, such as texture. The children arrange, fold, crumple, tear and overlap materials to create an image.

Year 2


Sculpture - Clay

Children manipulate materials, including rolling, kneading and joining, to make a sculpture. They create a pattern and create texture on the surface of the clay. Safety and basic care of the tools are discussed.


Painting - Tones and Textures

Children use a variety of different brushes and paint, discussing their properties.  Children experiment with different effects and textures, including blocking in colour and using thickened paint to create textural effects. Recapping from Year 1, the children name primary and secondary colours and now mix primary shades and tones.



Children apply colour to material using printing, dipping and fabric crayons. They change and modify their design using threads, knotting, fraying, fringing, twisting and plaiting. The children apply decoration, using beads, buttons and feathers.

Year 3


Painting - Sprays

Children look at examples of wall and floor art in history and the modern day aswell as well known artists, such as Banksy- they use their sketch books to develop ideas and experiment with different effects, ultimately producing their own art work using spraying techniques.




Children create simple blocks, using either relief or impressed methods. They print with two or three colour overlays, using a range of materials, including coloured pencils, pastels and watercolours.  The children create printing blocks by simplifying an initial journal idea.

Year 4

Sculpture - Mosaic

Children experiment with constructing and joining recycled, natural and manmade materials. Simple 2D- and 3D- shapes are made in a variety of ways. Children plan, shape, form, model and construct from observations or imagination.

Painting - Frescoes

Children make thoughtful observations as a starting point for their ideas. Children experiment with different effects and textures on media, such as Plaster of Paris. Children develop their understanding of colour and use a range of brushes on a range of scales. They adapt their work according to their views and describe how they could develop their piece further.

Year 5


Digital Art

Children use a graphic package to create images and effects with lines by controlling the brush tool on the package software.  Children experiment with colour changes and effects, adapting the image according to their preferences.  Children select images from a graphic package and resize, rotate and repeat images.  Children input visual information using digital cameras.

Painting – Creating Effects and Moods

Children create imaginative work from a variety of sources, including observational drawings, poetry and music. Children mix colours to work with contrasting and complementary colours.  They mix and match these colours to create atmosphere and light effects. Children develop a painting from a drawing.

Year 6

Painting – Watercolours

Children use their sketch books to develop and improve the mastery of developing drawings into paintings.  They study watercolour effects and apply them in their own work.  Children annotate the work in their sketch books and adapt their work accordingly. They mix and match colours to create atmosphere and light effects. Children compare ideas, methods and approaches to their own work and others and say what they feel about them.




Sculpture Wire

Children use 2D-shapes to create a 3D-form, using malleable materials. Children manipulate wire and other materials in a variety of ways. They use recycled, natural and manmade materials to create their own wire sculptures.