Cities shape our health and well being and people’s decision-making shapes cities. This lesson plan allows children to find their voice and develop their scientific, communication and decision-making skills in order to influence change.
“We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” ― Andy Goldsworthy
This lesson, based on his work, aims to readdress this balance and reconnects children with the natural world that surrounds them.
This lesson explores how children's ideas and opinions can be harnessed to create meaningful pieces of art in the form of banners. Within the lesson, children are encouraged to explore the work of famous artists, use sketch books to formulate their ideas and play around with slogans and wording to ultimately create a banner they can use to 'shout' about their beliefs.
Do you want to get your pupils interested in reuse and recycling? Then look no further than this fantastic lesson idea, in which children can create unique ‘junk sculptures’ according to a specific design brief!
There are more than one million insect species in the world – from fleas that can jump 200 times their body length to houseflies that taste with their feet – so it's no wonder they provide an infinite source of fascination for so many children.
We are often told to draw what we see, rather than just what we think we see. However, this lesson encourages pupils to draw what they want to show, rather than just what they see. To do this, pupils will have to really understand the object in front of them by closely observing it, before then trying to get this across in their leaf drawing.
Bring science and art together in this inspirational outdoor lesson! Using the incredible Andrew Goldsworthy as inspiration; this lesson encourages children to use natural materials for sculptural purposes. By bringing science and art together the children are encouraged to be creative and exploratory whilst seeing natural resources in a whole different 'light'. The lesson could also work for KS2.
This practical D.T. and art lesson invites pupils to bring stories from the relatives of WW1 soldiers to life in a wonderfully creative way by building a 'tunnel book.' A series of WW1 fact files accompany the lesson providing real life anecdotes, images and moving content.
Supporting Art and English, these are some outdoor learning activities that just work brilliantly! They can be standalones that get repeated with different groups or at different times of year, or starting points for learning that leap off into many different directions. Differentiated accordingly the activities are suitable for early years upwards.