Alba first drew out her design for a decanter and planned how to decorate it.
Introduce the Metals and their uses topic in an engaging way, for example, invite a silversmith to talk to the class. Continue reading Metals and their uses
Introduce ‘Silver of the Stars’ at group time
Have a ‘Talking Tub’ with different teapots, images, teabags, tea leaves, tea cosy etc to inspire conversation. Create mind-map with children’s ideas
Have different tea pots in the water tray to explore volume – ‘How many cups can you fill with each pot?’ Continue reading Teapots
Visit to museum/gallery (Silver of the Stars exhibition and collections in museum) to sketch ideas and collect stimulus.
Develop sketches into designs and notes.
Choose materials (papier mache, clay, modroc etc) that are suitable for the chosen design.
In pairs or small groups pupils are given an image of the silversmith’s creation along with the name and description of the star.
Pupils will write down key words and ideas to help them create movement.
Exploring lines, shapes, dynamics, balances and partner work to create a sequence based on the visual image with aspects of the star. Continue reading Dancing with the stars