Lesson 1: Pattern: Repeating Patterns

Having looked at the patterns around them, children dip everyday objects in paint to create repeating patterns, varying the direction of the pattern and colours of the paint and paper

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that a pattern is created by repeating lines, shapes, tones or colours

  • Knowing that pattern can exist in nature and can be made by artists to design all sorts of art, craft and design I can

  • Choosing everyday items to paint with I can

  • Using these items to create a repeating pattern

Teacher Video: Repeating pattern

Pupil Video: Repeating patterns


Repeating Patterns PowerPoint
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