Lesson 3: Plant collage

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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To make a 3D sculpture

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Taught about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers
  • Describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need reminders to clean debris off items before arranging them, and encouragement to decide how they could arrange their materials.


Pupils working at greater depth: Will discuss the arrangement of the materials, having made careful selections of which items to include.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Simon Chubb,  
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