Art Fortnight: "Re-Born"

1st June to 12th June 2020

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Year 4 – Summer 2 – Week 1

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Explain to children today they will be focussing on play scripts for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Children to discuss with a family member: What do you think this book will be about? Do you know of any other books by the same author?

Chn to complete recap exercise to test their understanding of what they focussed on before.

Main: using this picture answer the following questions in full sentences.

Where do you think this is set? Why?

Who are the main characters?

How does the position on the front cover determine their importance?

What do you think this book is about?

What do you think the themes are in this book (love, friendship) and why do you think that?


Create your own question for a family member to answer based on the front cover.


Introduce “Re-born” project (See Art Fortnight 2020- Home learning version)  (See resources- wb 1st june)


To conduct online research into plastic pollution.

What is pollution? What is plastic pollution?

What is plastic pollution doing to our planet?

Why is it important we stop plastic pollution?

This can be presented as a mindmap/poster

Then look at the work of Richard and Judith Lang (see Artists to study)

How are they highlighting the problems with plastic pollution through contemporary art?


Create a mind map of artists-add information Richard and Judith Lang to this

                                                             Richard and Judith


Starter Activity

Watch Math antics video from 2:24 seconds-4:00:

LO: to identify and classify triangles, based on their properties

Main Activity:

How is each triangle different or similar?

What are the different types of triangles?

What are the properties of an isosceles triangles?

What are the properties of a scalene triangle?

What are the properties of an equilateral triangle?

Use your knowledge from the video to identify the types of triangles below:


Have a go at solving this problem:



Explain to chn that today they will be analysing the features of a play script.

Children will look at an example of a play script where they will be expected to underline all the features they can find e.g. stage directions, character names, character list etc.

(see resource wb 01.06.20- English starter)


Chn to identify any language which could create atmosphere and why it has been used. For example, the word ‘sternly’ has been used by the Mother in this play script thus this could imply that Mother is angry because her daughter did not listen to her instructions.

Task Topic:

Compare the work of Richard and Judith Lang/ Alejandro Durán / Pam Longobardi (see Artists to study)

They all use contemporary art to highlight the problems with plastic pollution.

What materials have they used? Have they used the same/different materials?

What are the similarities and differences between their work? Which piece of artwork do you prefer? Why? Which piece of artwork shows plastic pollution better? Explain why.

Task-You could present this information as a paragraph about the artists, a mind map, a table

Or add it to you mindmap about artists

Alejandro Durán

Pam Longobardi



Pam Longobardi 


Starter Activity

Practise your timestables:

LO: to identify and apply the similarities and differences between triangles in order to classify

Today, we will apply what we learnt yesterday to some problems.

To begin with:

Hint: You may wish to comment on the types of angles and the number of angles, as well as the sides.

We will use the properties of triangles to help us identify them, since their differences can help us to classify.

Remind yourself of the properties and make notes if you have to:

Main activity:

Using your knowledge of the different properties, go through the Week 1- Maths- Tuesday Powerpoint. Ca you identify the criminal?

To finish off with, play triangle splat game.



Today chn will be answering retrieval and inference questions where they must focus on characters thoughts, feelings and motives.

Check: have they included the question in their answer? Have they given their idea and justified how they know?

(text and questions on shared- wb 01.06.20)


Look at the work of Dianna Cohen (see Artists to study)

She gives new life to plastic bags by turning them into a work of art. By doing this, she is preventing them from becoming part of the plastic pollution problem. How can we prevent the use of plastic bags?

Task-Collect some plastic bags from your own house and display them in interesting ways – hang them up, tie them together, cut them open, join them together…

Find as many ways as you can to display the plastic bags in different ways, turning something unattractive into something beautiful

Can you take some pictures of your work?


Starter Activity

Practise your timestables:

 LO: identify and describe properties of quadrilaterals

 Today, we are going to look at quadrilaterals.

What is a quadrilateral?


 Look at the shapes below. Using what you have learnt from the video, can you identify and describe the shape? Try to use this vocabulary: angles, parallel, opposite, sides, length

 Look at my example to help you:

I know that this is a trapezium. This is because it has 1 set of parallel lines (top and bottom).

Challenge- answer the statements and explain how you know.


Always, sometimes, never: a triangle has 3 sides.

I know a triangle always has three sides. I know this because ‘tri’ means three.

Your turn! Have a go at these statements and decide whether they are always, sometimes or never true.

1) A rectangle has 1 line of symmetry

2) Triangles have right angles

3) A square is a type of rectangle

4) A quadrilateral has 6 sides

5) More than one type of triangle can have a right-angle

6) A quadrilateral must contain a right angle



Today chn will be performing one play script of their choice. (all play scripts are in resources wb 1st June)

Main: Chn are to prepare for their play script by reading aloud and to perform, showing an understanding of what they have read through their use of intonation, tone, volume and action.

They will be peer assessed by a family member through 2 stars and a wish. (what did they do well/ what can they develop on?)


Look at the work of Rodney “Rodrigo” McCoubrey and Michelle Reader (see Artists to study)

They both make sculptures using waste materials and junk. What are waste materials? What is junk?

Just like Dianna Cohen, they are preventing these waste materials from going into landfill. They are making beautiful objects out of what is usually considered to be ‘useless’.


Task- Collect up some waste or useless items from your own home and turn them into something beautiful. What waste do you have around the house? (make sure it’s clean and it’s something is unwanted)

You could choose an animal, a plant or a shape – anything you like.

The only rule is that you must only use ‘waste materials’

Can you take some pictures of your work?


Starter Activity:

Practise your timestables:

 LO: To identify acute, obtuse and right- angles

Today, we will look at different types of angles. There are different types of angles, but today we will focus on 3: acute, obtuse and right-angle. An angle is the space between two intersecting/ touching lines. We measure angles in ‘degrees’ and when we write this unit of measurement, it looks like a small circle: °


What are angles?

How angles are measured

Test your knowledge:

  • what is an angle?
  • What is a right angle?
  • What is an acute angle?
  • What is an obtuse angle?

Activity 1:

Look around your house to find as many angles as you can. How many right angles can you see? How many acute angles can you see? What about obtuse angles?

You may wish to look at your television, cereal boxes, windows, books and toys.

Activity 2:

We can use our knowledge of angles to identify them within shapes.

Try to label the following shapes with either acute, obtuse or right angle:

For example, I know that number 7 is a right-angle because the lines are crossing at 90 degrees, like an ’L’ shape. I can also see that the arc is a square, instead of a semi-circle, which is used to show right angles only.




Discuss techniques used during the performance: body language, space, voice. Focus on voice and the use of intonation and tone.

How does the character portray their feelings, just through their voice?

Children to a variety of play scripts to read and then write a prediction about what will happen next, based on what they’ve read. One example will be provided to them to help them with this activity.

Chn are to create their own predictions! Try to be as imaginative as you can but use the points from the text to help you. They must relate to the text.

(see resource- wb 01.06.20)


Look at the work of Jane Perkins (see Artists to study)

She re-creates famous artworks or celebrity portraits using found objects

How does Jane Perkins differ from Dianna Cohen?

Compare these two artists. Tip: Think about the choice of imagery

What do all of the artists you have looked at this week have in common?

How is their choice of materials helping the planet combat plastic pollution? Do you prefer the art work of Jane Perkins or Dianna Cohen? Why? Which has the biggest impact?

Task 1- You could write your thoughts down in a mindmap/paragraph or add them to your mindmap of artists

Jane Perkins

Task 2 – Choose a famous person (think of your favourite musician, artist, movie star, author) or a famous artwork (something we saw at Walsall Art Gallery) and try to re-create it in the style of Jane Perkins.

For example you could choose David Walliams and try and recreate him in the style of jane Perkins. 



LO: To identify acute, obtuse and right-angles.

 Re-watch the video from yesterday if you need to.

We need to remember that:

  • an acute angle measures between 0 and 89 degrees
  • A right angle is always 90 degrees
  • An obtuse angle is between 91 and 179 degrees
  • a straight line is always 180 degrees

So, if an angle measured 24 degrees, it would be acute.

Which angle would be:

  • 90 degrees?
  • 16° ?
  • 105° ?
  • 180 degrees?
  • 91 degrees?
  • 1° ?

Have a go at the questions below, using the facts above. Remember, you can re-watch the videos if you need to! Just pop back to Thursday.

1) Identify the obtuse angles:

90°        106°          156°         89°          12°         112°


3)  Which angle am I?

  1. a) I am exactly 90° = ____________
    b) I am a third of 180° = ____________
    c) I am double 55° = ____________
    d) I am between 75° and 85° = ____________
    e) I am a straight line = ____________

4) Yousuf says that when the other hand points to the 9, then both the clock hands will create an acute angle. Is he correct?

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