Year 3 Art & Design

National Curriculum Expectations for the end of Key Stage 2:

Children should be able to:

create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

talk about great artists, architects and designers in history.


At Gayton, by the end of Year 3, the expectation is that children will be able to:

  • show facial expressions in sketches
  • use their sketches to produce a final piece
  • use different grades of pencil shade to show tone and texture
  • predict with accuracy when mixing colours
  • now where colours sit on the colour wheel
  • create a wash background
  • take rubbings of a variety of textures
  • use sketch books to express likes and dislikes
  • make notes in sketchbooks about an artists work
  • add onto their work to create texture and shape
  • cut materials accurately
  • the internet to research the work of an artist
  • materials to create and mould 3D shapes
  • compare the work of artists.
  • explore work from other cultures
  • explore the work from other periods of time.