Year 6 Art and design: Photography

Through developing their photography skills, children cover useful artistic concepts in a new context, looking at: composition, colour, light, abstract images and underlying messages. Familiarising themselves with new photography artists, children gain a new perspective on the way they look at the people and objects around them, capturing and presenting images in different ways.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Photomontage

Pupils are shown the work of different photomontage artists to see the effects that can be created before then crafting their own

Lesson 2: Truisms

After exploring the idea of truisms, children create their own piece of art by matching a truism with powerful photography to mirror its message

Learning Objective

To use text and image together to create meaningful and powerful photo posters

Lesson 3: Macro photography

Focusing on the work of Edward Weston, children observe the abstract-looking images created through macro photography

Lesson 4: Self portraits

By looking at the many different examples of self portraits over time, children use photography to create their own

Lesson 5: Expressions in photography

Looking at 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch, children recreate the image adding an expressive photo self portrait to a background created in another medium

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