Lesson 6: Painting: Roller coaster ride

Whilst designing a roller coaster ride, children develop their painting skills; working to ensure that they use the right amount of paint, hold the brush correctly and use single, sweeping strokes

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To develop painting skills

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Some pupils might find brush control more difficult and so will need longer to master this process (it can take some pupils years to do). The important thing here is to encourage them to remain positive and keep trying. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to keep repeating the process in order to further perfect their skills and to embellish their work with further, imaginative detail.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for leading…
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