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Mother Natures Design 1

Learning objectives (please discuss your requirements with us before the session so we can tailor it appropriately):

Discuss the meaning of Nature and what do we mean by Mother Nature? Understand what meant by sculpture and observe sculpture by walking round the area to collect natural materials to make a collage or sculpture


Optional Extras:

Discuss elements of pattern, texture, colour, shape and form Discuss/challenge ideas about what a sculpture is Compare choices of materials used for sculpture Make natural sculptures and consider their meaning e.g. is telling a story, something seen, abstract

Mother Nature Designer

The emphasis is on looking at natural things and making sculpture out of natural materials. This session investigates art and design as part of a walk, looking around the site for examples of sculpture or design (man-made and natural). This can include considering the shape, texture, colour, smell etc. of natural materials. Pupils collect natural materials and colours to create collages or mini sculptures (which will be left in situ).

What is Sculpture?

The emphasis is on looking at man-made sculptures on site. This session investigates site sculptures and discusses the differences between ‘art’ and ‘function’ and natural sculptures/materials vs. man made. Natural materials and colours are collected and used to create collages or mini sculptures (which will be left in situ).


Curriculum links (KS1 & 2)


ART and DESIGN: Investigate the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including sculpture with a range of materials.


DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY: Design, make, built and evaluate structures. Select from and use a wide range of materials and components. Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking.


SCIENCE: Scientific enquiry. Everyday Materials - Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Living things and their habitats - explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.