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Pathway for Years 1 & 2
That when we make art in 3 dimensions it is often called Sculpture.
That we can generate ideas through playful exploration.
That we can build understanding of the properties of materials through manipulation.
That making sculpture is a partnership between materials, ideas, hands and tools.
That we can reflect upon our intention when we see our ideas made physical.
In this pathway children are introduced to what sculpture can be, and invited to explore the work of other sculptors whilst taking a playful and inventive approach to making their own sculptures.
The pathway encourages children to start voicing their response to sculptural artworks, including their own, and to give them time and space to explore properties of materials, and what happens when you join one or more materials together to construct new forms.
Transformation & Invention
Construction Materials (card, paper, wood, wire, string, fabric including recycled and found objects)
Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Faith Bebbington, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
This pathway will take approximately half a term, based upon a weekly art lesson.
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Geography: Adapt the playful making approach to make sculptures of ports and harbours, towns, cities, villages, The Great Wall of China etc.
Maths: Uses language to support understanding of 2D/3D shapes, sequence, measuring, position & direction.
Science: Uses language to support understanding of properties and manipulation of materials.
PSHE: Collaboration, responsibility to the planet.
I have explored what we mean by “sculpture” and I thought about what I like about different pieces of sculpture.
I can use my sketchbook to make drawings inspired by sculptures I have seen, to help me think about what I like, and to remember what I have seen.
I can use my hands to make small sculptures out of lots of different materials. I can bend, twist, fold, cut and fasten.
I can use my hands to make sculptures without designing first. I can just see what happens if…
I can discover that sometimes working with materials is hard work – things break or my fingers hurt – but that is all ok!
I can share my work and listen to what other people like about it.
I can look at other people’s work and sometimes share what I like about it with them.