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Art and DT

Year 2 Art and DT

Art enables the joy of self-expression and the benefits of learning new skills. Year 2 will immerse themselves in projects which will embrace the study of famous artists and the interpretation of these artists’ styles. Through the use of many mediums, the boys will learn to look more closely at detail, including this in their own work; they will include empathy within their art, understanding the connection between their ideas and the messages they portray, developing an open mindedness in their own character. 


The boys will learn that art is a form of storytelling and that their projects can carry non-verbal messages. Projects enable a ‘Power of Yet’ attitude to learning, as the boys will inevitably encounter problems along the way, which will need to be solved. A belief in themselves and a respect for the efforts and interpretations of their peers will promote an understanding of links throughout learning, throughout topics and in so many aspects of the world around them. Art develops children incredibly, since it allows them to express themselves, to grow in confidence, to develop empathy and to see the world from different perspectives.  Studying art empowers the boys to be passionate and creative learners. 

Autumn Term

  • Vincent Van Gogh

  • Henri Rousseau

  • Monet 

  • Clay work

  • Art from natural forms 

  • Design and build their own explorers ship

  • Create ancient artifacts from clay

Spring Term

  • Design, plan and construct their own robots

  • Create a marketing campaign for their robots

  • Rene Magritte

  • Salvador Dali

  • Clay work and sculptures

Summer Term

  • Art inspired by the African sunset

  • African animals and their prints

  • African patterns and collage

  • Clay work and sculptures

  • Esther Mahlangu

  • African instruments