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Pathway for Years 3 & 4
Drawing, Animation, Sketchbooks
That artists can make animations by creating drawings which move in a sequence.
That we can use all our mark making skills and imagination to make our drawings visually engaging.
That we can use our moving drawings to share narratives.
In this pathway children are introduced to the idea that animations can be made by sequencing drawings.
After exploring the work of other artists making drawn animations, children make simple “paper puppets” with moving parts. Pupils also make a “background” for their puppets, and if you wish, then go on to make very simple animations using tablets.
Paper, (Digital media)
Artists: Lauren Child, Steve Kirby, Andrew Fox, Lucinda Schreiber
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English: Bring characters from literature to life.
History: Make an animated drawing / portrait of a well know historical figure.
Maths: Measuring, weight, position, direction, movement.
Science: Animals, the human body, habitats, materials.
Music & Drama: Link to drama to collaborate and act out short narratives.
I can talk about the work of other animators who make animations from their drawings. I can share what I like, and how it makes me feel.
I can use my sketchbook to gather ideas from other artists, and start to think about a simple moving drawing I might make.
I can use observational skills to look at source material to inspire my character and make drawings.
I can use my imagination to think about how my character might move.
I can create a background for my character.
I can use digital media to film my animation.
I can share my moving drawing, either through an animation or by showing classmates how it would move.
I can reflect and articulate my thoughts about my own artwork and that of my peers.