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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To paint our class sculpture

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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
  • 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 reminding about using the brushes to effectively cover the model in paint – dabbing with the brush rather than just stroking it to get the paint into difficult to reach places.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could talk about the way the metallic paint doesn’t reach into the gaps, creating shadowed areas. They will be the ones to spot areas that need more/less paint.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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