Painting progression through the junior classes


Children should explore a wide variety of paint using a range of applicators. They should try out a range of simple tools and be encouraged to use their hands, feet and fingers. They should experience painting flat and upright on a variety of coloured and shaped paper. Collecting and mixing colours will also help in building a colour vocabulary.

Children can experiment with mixing different textures into paint to change the consistency. There should be repetition and consolidation of nursery skills so that no children ‘miss out’. Children should start to name specific colours and may be introduced to colours through the computer.