Art – Drawing

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

Art – Drawing – Primary Curriculum


EYFS Drawing:

Mark making representing things in the real world.


Year 1 Drawing:

Draw things in the real world whilst observing.


Year 2 Drawing:

Draw recognizably from observation with some rendering.


Year 3 Drawing:

Draw with majority scaling accuracy from observation with rendering.


Year 4 Drawing:

Produce rendered drawings from observation with scaling.


Year 5 Drawing:

Observational drawings are accurate using perspective and or shading for depth texture and realism


Year 6 Drawing:

Observational drawing evidences convincing scale, depth, texture, and tone through the majority of a piece.


Mastery Drawing:

Observational drawing evidences consistently convincing scale, depth, texture and tone throughout a piece.

This collection of short films and resources will help you understand your child’s progression through school.

The curriculum film resource has been broken down by subject area initially and then by topic area.

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