Upper Key Stage 2

Year 5 Every Picture Tells a Story

Looking at the meaning behind art, children: analyse the intentions of Banksy; make ink symmetry prints inspired by psychologist Rorschach; tell a story using emojis; use drama to recreate a poignant war scene and are inspired by the ceramic work of Magdalene Odundo, to work expressively outside

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  • Lesson 1: Clacton Pigeon Mural - Banksy

    Every Picture Tells A Story: Looking past the seemingly discriminatory tone of Banksy's Clacton Pigeon Mural, children consider what message he was really trying to convey and alter the image to reflect British values

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  • Lesson 2: Inspired by Rorschach

    Children learn that the inkblots which inspired Andy Warhol's 'Rorschach, 1984' were a set of psychological tests designed by the Swiss psychologist himself, an...

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  • Lesson 3: Emojis

    Pictographs existed even before language did and children use the ever prevalent pictogram of the 21st century, the emoji, to create sentences and convey meaning

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  • Lesson 4: The Front Line

    Through the piece ‘Gassed’ by John Singer Sargent, pupils explore the human side of the image and work in groups to reenact the scene, positioning themselves like the soldiers in the piece and taking a photo of the final composition

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  • Lesson 5: Magdalene Odundo

    By loosely playing around with shapes, Kenyan artist Magdalene Odundo creates ideas for her ceramic pots, and children work in the same way, with space around them, using two different colours of chalk and their whole bodies to make long sweeping arm movements

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