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Pathway for Years 1 & 2
Architecture, Drawing, Sketchbooks, Collage, Making
That architects design buildings and other structures which relate to our bodies and which enhance our environment.
That architects take inspiration from the environment their building will exist in, and from the people they will serve, to design exciting structures.
That we can use drawing as a way to help us process and understand other people’s work.
That we can use digital tools such as drones and film to inspire us.
That we can use our imaginations to make architectural models to explore how we might design buildings relating to a particular need or stimulus.
That we can use “Design Through Making” (some call it Make First) as a way to connect our imagination, hands and materials.
This pathway gives pupils the opportunity to explore architecture. We start with an exploration of architects and some of the ways they work, and pupils then go on to create their own architectural model.
The pathway can be adapted so that the pupils make architecture which relates to their own environment, a chosen brief, or in response to another culture, country or era.
Habitat, Community, Culture, Purpose
Hundertwasser, Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick Studios
This pathway will take approximately half a term, based upon a weekly art lesson.
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Geography: Adapt to explore habitats, cities, towns and villages, ports & harbours.
History: Make houses inspired by the architecture of different ages or cultures, for example buildings damaged during the Great Fire of London.
Maths: Use language which supports understanding of Measuring, 2D/3D shapes.
Science: Explore properties of materials e.g. make your architecture waterproof, rough, smooth?
PSHE: Collaboration, Peer Discussion, Ethnic Identity, Different Religions (architecture representative of).
I have explored the work of some architects. I have seen that they design buildings, and that “architecture” can be large, incredible buildings, or smaller places near where I live.
I can share how architecture makes me feel, what I like and what I think is interesting.
I can use my sketchbook to help me look at architecture really carefully. I have used drawings and notes. I have explored line and shape.
I have seen how architects use their imaginations to try to design buildings which make people’s lives better and I can use my own imagination when thinking about architecture I might design.
I can make an architectural model of a building around a theme thinking about form, structure and balance, and the way the model looks.
I can explore a variety of materials and explore how I can reshape the materials and fasten them together to make my model.
I have seen that I don’t need to design on paper first; that I can design as I make.
I have reflected upon what I have made, shared it with others, and been able to share my thoughts about my own piece and the models of my classmates.
I can used digital media to document my work, including taking photographs and short videos.