Y5: Art and design: Formal elements: Architecture

Children learn how to draw from observation, create a print and draw from different perspectives. They learn about the role of an architect and are challenged to consider why houses look the way they do and if there is scope to change and improve them.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: House drawing

Children draw a house from observation; interpreting the details accurately and drawing what they see rather than what they think it looks like

Lesson 2: House monoprints

Based on a section of their drawing from Lesson 1, children create a dramatic monoprint using ink

Lesson 3: Hundertwasser House

Inspired by the work of Hundertwasser, children add vibrant colours to an image of a house

Lesson 4: Be an architect

Children design a building, choosing whether to draw either a perspective view, plan view or a front elevation of their original house design

Lesson 5: Monument

After learning about what monuments are, children design their own to reflect something they want to commemorate

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources