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Teach your pupils to become super nature snappers, with these fantastic macrophotography lesson materials, developed with support from Wild Wonder Photography.
Photography is a great tool for children to explore the outdoor environment in a different way. Using cameras encourages detailed observation and the consideration of alternative viewpoints, whilst enabling pupils to record species, behaviour and/or abstract patterns. This lesson will help pupils to develop their understanding of perspective, viewpoint and composition, as well as portraying their school grounds in a different light. Take a look at our incredible images for some inspiration to get you started…
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- Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
- Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes.
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
- Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
- Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.