Seven Mills

Primary School

Ambitious, Compassionate
& Empowered

Art / DT

Art is led by Connie and DT is led by Zuhara.  

Our Art Curriculum:

As part of our work on reinvigorating our curriculum, we have rewritten our Art and DT Curriculum, with greater emphasis on progression of skills and raising the ambition of the outcomes.  Every year, children learn about Drawing, Painting and 3D sculpture in Art and Construction, Nutrition and Sewing in DT.  There is a high level focus on artists, designers, architects and sculpters. 

Our Art/DT Curriculum map is below:


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Drawing: Van Gogh

3D Sculpture: Clay Pots

Events link: Diwali? 

Construction: Moving Monsters - Sc link (animals)

Nutrition: Turkish Mezze (Somo Sivrioglu) PSHE link to healthy me

Painting: Paul Klee

Sewing: Hand Puppets

Hist link: seaside puppet shows (Punch and Judy)

Year 2

Drawing: Durer

Sewing: Cushion

Painting: Georgia O’Keeffe

Construction: Castles

Print-Making: Landscape Mono-print

(Kotashkia Hokusia/ Hiroshige/ Tamako Kataoka )

Nutrition: English Salads (Jamie Oliver)

Hist link: farming and growing food

Year 3

Drawing: Frida Khalo

PSHE link: Being Me

Sewing: Pencil Case Roll

Painting: Expressionism (including Van Gogh, Munch, Picasso, Matisse)

Nutrition: Italian Pizza (Nadia Santini)

3D Sculpture

(Artist: Anthony Gormley, Giamatti

End outcome:  Modroc)

Construction: Slingshot Vehicles

Hist link: Greek warfare

Year 4


Brunelleschi (perspective), Hodgkinson, Rudolph, Mayor (brutalist architecture)

Painting: Impressionism (Monet, Pissaro, Edgar, Cassatt, Jamani Roy)

En plein air!

Nutrition: Japanese Ramen (Masa Takayama) - Geography link to ‘Is there enough food?’ + Seasonality

Print-Making: Block Printing on Fabric

(William Morris

Owusu Ankomah)

Construction:  Toys (Automata)

English link - Clockwork, Iron man

Sewing: Quilt

Switch with Y2?

Year 5


Picasso / Nina Lorando (self portraits)

PSHE link: self-portraits 

Nutrition: Bangladeshi Curry (Nadia Hussain)

3D Sculpture

Laura Ellen Bacon 

Darcy Turner

End outcome: Willow sculptures of minibeasts

(corridor display) - Link to Science living things

Painting: Realism (Courbet, Manet, Bonheur)

Construction:  Wheel-based catapults

Introduce electricity - Link to Geography - renewable energy

Sewing: Embroidery

Year 6


Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama 

Construction:   Fairground Rides (electrical power) - Apply knowledge from Electrictiy in Aut 1 Sc

Painting: Surrealism (Dali, Margitte, Frida Khalo, Tamayo)

Print-Making: Eraser printing 

Sewing: Costumes

Events link - school production

Nutrition: 3 Course Meal

Event link - end of school year


Our Current Priorities for Art:


Our Current Priorities for DT: