Drawing – Year R

In Class R, we give meaning to the marks we draw.  We enclose lines to make shapes that can represent objects.

Drawing – Class 1

In Class 1, we begin to draw things we see in the real world using our memory.  We use a variety of materials to draw lines and begin to experiment with adding shade to our drawings.  We also begin to draw simple faces.

Drawing – Class 2

In Class 2, we develop our observation skills to draw things in the real world.  We begin to use a smoother, more fluid line when we are drawing and can show darker and lighter areas with shading.  We also begin to use appropriate proportions when we draw faces.

Drawing – Class 3

In Class 3, we become more confident at drawing so that the things we draw in the real world are recognisable. We begin to use different strokes for our line work, using a lighter tone when we are sketching.  We can now use a variety of tones when shading to show lighter and darker areas and changes between them.  We draw faces from observation. 

Drawing – Class 4

In Class 4, the drawings we create are even more recognisable and show an awareness of proportion.  We use a fluid, darker line for finalising outline strokes and can begin to use our shading to indicate the texture of materials.  We can also draw whole people, thinking about the proportions of different features.

Drawing – Class 5

In Class 5, we begin to draw our own compositions of several items in the real world.  We choose the most appropriate strokes for the purpose and can use a range of pencils and techniques to create different tones and textures.  When we draw people, we are able to use accurate proportions. 

Drawing  – Class 6

In Class 6, we begin to use perspective in our drawing of real life items.  We can select our own strokes and thickness of line for the effect we want to achieve.  We can select pencils for shading appropriate to our desired outcome and are confident in using different techniques to achieve this.  When drawing people, we are beginning to use more challenging postures and positions to indicate movement or action.