Art - Painting
Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups
Lower Foundation Stage (Nursery)
Upper Foundation Stage (Reception)
Working at the expected standard (Secure)
- The child carefully selects colours for a purpose.
- They use their fine and gross motor skills showing the use of some strokes.
- Some tools are used effectively.
- Observational skills are used and place key features such as eyes correctly.
- Lines both straight and curved are used.
Working above the expected (Exceeding)
- The child notices finer details and adds these to their paintings.
- Colours are mixed for the purpose of the painting.
- Paint is applied more evenly and they choose tools more carefully.
- They show an increasing control when using the paintbrush.
- They show an awareness of shape e.g. eyes.
Lower Key Stage One (Year One)
Upper Key Stage One (Year Two)
Working at the expected standard
- The child shows a more refined understanding of colour mixing for a purpose.
- They use a wider selection of tools and choose the most appropriate for the task.
- They have an understanding of how shadow can add definition.
- They show good observational skills when studying their subject.
- They use small tools to add detail.
Working above the expected (Mastery)
- The child has looked carefully at the key features of their subject, they have applied these accurately in their painting.
- The piece of artwork has been drafted and edited over a series of art sessions.
- A large selection of tools were available and were chosen accurately to achieve the desired effect.
- Create texture using line/layering of paint.
- Very accurate use of colour mixing including tinting and toning.
- Has a good understanding of proportions and has painted features in the correct place.