Art and design Year 1: Sculptures and collages

On the theme of the natural world, children will make sculptures, collages, 3D models of creatures and a class spider sculpture, inspired by Louise Bourgeois.

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Lesson 1: Snail sculptures

Children will sketch a pattern from observation before creating a sculpture from clay, using etching tools

Lesson 2: Junk model animals

In this lesson the children will be designing and creating a 3-D model of a creature

Lesson 3: Plant collage

Children collect objects found in nature to create a 3D sculpture of interesting composition.

Lesson 4: Giant spider model part 1

Working as a class to recreate Louise Bourgeois' 'Maman' spider sculpture (1999), the children will plan and create the legs and body of the spider

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Lesson 5: Giant spider model part 2

In this second lesson the children will be painting the class spider sculpture, to give it a metallic bronze effect

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Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. Use at the start of the unit to assess where pupils are in their learning and at the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources