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.
Students responsible for arranging a tea party/ cafe event for community or invited guests:
Research traditions and customs around making and serving tea to guests; cultural variations; types of tea: global citizenship, social, languages… Continue reading Organise a tea party/event
Children draw tea set/s (real and printed pictures from website of SotS collection and others).
Discuss similarities and differences of the tea sets, lookingat detail, shape, colour, weight and textures. Continue reading Tea set exploration and designing