Art Fortnight: "Re-Born"
1st June to 12th June 2020
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Year 3 – Summer 2 – Week 2
Geometry – Properties of Shape
Art Fortnight – Reborn
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To begin to plan your own newspaper report on the discovery of the rarest plant in the world
Task 1 – Go through PowerPoint on how to write a newspaper report (this can be found in the resource section)
Task 2 – Think about how you are going to plan your research. Create a mind map or planning sheet.
What key information are you going to include? How will you set out your information? Will there be pictures? What will the title of your report be? Think about the vocabulary you will be using.
Look at the work of Hassan Sharif (see ‘Artists to study’).
Consider the following questions – Which artist that you have studied so far is he most similar to? What makes you think this? How does he create his art work? What is Sharif trying to tell us about waste and pollution in his work? Why does he pile things up?
Task 1: Look around your house – do you have anything in bulk? (e.g. bags of plastic pegs, boxes of toys, lego bricks, hundreds of bottle lids?) With permission from a parent, collect up the bulk items you find in a bag or box.
Task 2: Look at the items you have collected. How could you assemble these items together to display them in an interesting way? Can they be joined, piled, arranged, stacked or spread out? Work in the style of Hassan Sharif to create an assemblage of items you have at home.
LO: To identify 2D shapes
We are going to spend 3 weeks looking at shapes, angles and different lines!
First we will recap on what you can remember about shape!
What does 2D mean?
How many 2D shapes can you name?
Using a ruler (if you don’t have one, use the edge of a book), can you draw a shape with…
- 1 side
- 2 sides
- 3 sides
- 4 sides
- 5 sides
- 6 sides
- 7 sides
- 8 sides
Can you name each shape?
How many shapes can you draw that have curved lines?
Look at Sheet 2A for some help!
Shapes where all sides are the same length are regular shapes, like below:
If their sides are different lengths, they are irregular shapes, like below:
Can you label your drawings with regular or irregular?
To interview an eye-witness using key questions and the 5 w’s
Ask a member of your family to pretend they are the one who discovered the rarest plant in the world. Come up with some questions you may ask them, so that you have more information for your report. Think about the 5 W’s- Who, What, Where, When and Why.
- What is your name (name of person who discovered the rare plant)?
- Where was this discovery made?
- Why were you in that place? Was there a reason you went there?
- Who was with you?
- How did you feel when you discovered the plant?
Role play a scenario where the reporter is asking the interviewee the questions. Think about the type of responses that may be given. How can these be used within the report?
Add the responses and any additional information to your plan.
You are going to plan your final piece today.
It must be made only from recycled plastics you find at home – ask an adult what you can use.
Think about the artists’ work you have looked at – what was your favourite? Why?
You may want your final piece to be in the style of this artist.
Your final piece must link to the problem with plastic pollution in the world today.
Maybe you can you link your final piece to your topic on rivers? How does pollution affect wildlife and humans?
Your final piece can be 2D or 3D.
Task 1: Sketch 2-3 different ideas of what your final piece might be.
Task 2: Annotate (label) your drawings with what materials you will use and what colours they are.
Consider the following question – How does your idea link to plastic pollution and our planet?
Task 3: Choose your favourite idea from your annotated sketches. You will make this tomorrow.
LO: To identify lines of symmetry
What is symmetry?
Play the games – sort shapes into symmetrical or not symmetrical:
Draw a square using a ruler. Make sure all sides are the same length! How many lines of symmetry does the square have?
Try worksheet 2B.
(A polygon is another term for a flat shape with straight lines)
What do you notice about the lines of symmetry in the regular polygons?
What do you notice about the lines of symmetry in the irregular polygons?
Challenge: Draw around a cup or something else that is round to make a circle. Cut it out. How many lines of symmetry does a circle have? Why?
To use nouns and pronouns to provide clarity
What is a noun? What is a pronoun?
Look at the following paragraph:
It has been reported that there have been sightings of flying frogs in Small Heath. This story began to unfold at around 11p last night when frogs from the local pond began to terrorise the neighbourhood and continued to trouble local people until the early hours. The frogs were seen flying on lilly-pads by a man eating a sandwich.
Task 1 – Identify the nouns in this paragraph. Can we change some of the nouns into pronouns.
Task 2 – Begin writing the introduction paragraph to newspaper report, including all of the key questions- who, what, where how and why. Remember to think about how your using nouns and pronouns.
Look at your annotated sketch from yesterday. Think about:
- How will you make it?
- What will you do first / second / third?
- What materials and equipment do you need?
Task 1: Gather all of the resources and equipment you will need to create your planned final outcome.
Task 2: Start to create your final piece. Remember to keep referring back to your annotated plan to ensure you are making your planned vision. No need to rush to complete the outcome – You will have more time to finish it tomorrow.
LO: To identify horizontal and vertical lines
We are going to look at horizontal and vertical lines today!
A line that runs from left to right going across is called a …………………. line.
A line that runs up and down is called a ……………….. line.
Can you find 10 examples of horizontal and vertical lines in your house?
Look at the pictures on sheet 2C. Can you identify the horizontal and vertical lines?
Look at the drawings you have already done of different shapes from earlier this week. Can you label the vertical and horizontal sides?
Which shapes have a horizontal line of symmetry?
Which shapes have a vertical line of symmetry?
What is the other type of line called?
To use subordinate clauses to extend sentences
What is a subordinate clause? Watch the following video explaining subordinate clauses- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1HhMcB8aw
Subordinate clauses are used to add more information to a sentence. A subordinate clause does not make sense on its own, however a main clause does.
Task 1- Come up with some complex sentences involving a main clause and a subordinate clause you can use within your reports.
Task 2 – Continue writing your report, can you add in some of your complex sentences.
Today you will continue working on your final piece that you started yesterday.
- Remember to take into consideration the making steps you planned and the planning sketch you drew. Are you following your plan accordingly?
- If something is not working, how will you improve this?
- Is there anything that you will now change from your original plan?
Work until your final piece is complete.
Extension Task: You could make observational sketches or take photos of your finished outcome if you have spare time.
LO: To recognise angles and turns
Today we will start to learn about angles and turns.
An angle is a measure of a turn.
Practise doing turns at home. Face a door and then make a full turn. You should be facing the door again!
What can you see if you make a half turn?
If you start by facing the door then turn one quarter, what can you see? What about if you turn three quarters?
Look at a clock. When the minute hand points at 12 and then moves a quarter turn, what number does It point at?
What about when it makes half a turn?
What about three quarters of a turn?
When you / the clock hand moved in quarters, it turned a right angle.
An angle is the space between two intersecting (touching or crossing) lines, as shown here:
Can you show the angle on the sets of lines below?
Can the lines below have an angle? Why / why not?
To finish writing your report
Task 1 – complete writing your report
Task 2 – Self –assess your writing.
Have you included the language and structural features that are commonly used in reports? What effect have those features made? What have you done well? What could you have done better?
Well done! You should have now completed your final piece- which we are sure is looking fantastic! Today you will use this session to evaluate your work.
- What does it mean to evaluate? When have we evaluated at school previously?
All good artists spend some time to critique their work- this means identifying the strengths and weaknesses. This helps us to improve our methods and make them more effective for next time.
Main task : Use post-it notes or create a mind-map answering the following questions to help you evaluate your work.
- Does my artwork highlight the problems with plastic pollution?
- Have I used only waste materials that I had in my house already to ensure my artwork is helping the environment?
- Which of the artists that I studied is my artwork most like? Why?
- Which of the artists that I studied is my artwork most different from? Why?
- What has this project taught me about plastic pollution?
- How are contemporary artists highlighting the problems with plastic pollution?
- What am I going to do in the future to help combat plastic pollution?
Extension Task: Consider how and where to display your work and try out various display techniques. Try displaying it fixed to a wall, hung from the ceiling, displayed in the garden, stood up on a table, lay flay on the floor Does the way you display your work effect the final outcome in anyway? Take photos of your work in various locations.
LO: To locate right angles in shapes and everyday objects
Do you know what a right angle is?
A right angle can be found in the corners of some shapes. It always measures 90° (90 degrees). We draw right angles in shapes like this:
Look at these clocks:
The minute hand has made a quarter turn. The angle between the hands on the second clock is called a right angle.
Watch the video:
Create an angle eater. Draw around something round to make a big circle. Cut it out, then cut out one quarter of your circle, like this:
Go around your house with the angle eater, identifying right angles that fit in the mouth of your angle eater. Can you make a list?
Try worksheet 2D but don’t look at the answers until you’re finished!