Year 5 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 5, the expectation is that children will be able to:

  • identify and draw simple objects showing texture
  • use shading to create mood and feeling
  • organise line, tone and colour to represent motion
  • show reflections
  • justify their choices when choosing materials to draw with
  • create colours during colour mixing
  • continue to create mood in their paintings
  • express emotions accurately in their painting and sketches
  • create simple prints and patterns using a printing block
  • keep notes in their sketchbook to inform how they would develop work further
  • use textile skills as part of a project
  • combine multiple techniques and styles to create a mixed media piece
  • create a piece of art using digital images that they have taken
  • sculpt and other mouldable materials using techniques to create different textures
  • learning about the work of others from books, internet, etc.