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Year 5


This term, Year 5 will be studying Sculpture and 3D installation art, in particular looking at what is installation art and how to design their own installation art piece using mixed media. The children will analyse examples of installation art, identifying common features and using the questions to guide their ideas. We will also learn about a great artist Cai Guo-Qiang and also discuss how his scale of work will affect the viewers. Children will discuss about the message behind the installation heritage and think about the messages their own pieces of art give. Finally, we will plan out how to make our installation art more interactive by using lighting, sound or special effects.


As artists, children learned about painting and mixed media. They focused on how to develop a self-portrait and combine different materials for effect. Children also developed ideas towards an outcome by experimenting with materials and techniques. In the end, they applied their knowledge and skills to create a mixed-media self-portrait.



As artists, the children focused on understanding retrofuturism, developing skills in evaluating images and creating art through various drawing processes, including collagraph printmaking. They learned to explore the purpose and effect of imagery and understood the importance of decision-making in creative processes. The children developed and drew ideas through printmaking and applied an understanding of drawing processes.