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Through a series of lively activities, such as creating and filming their own weather forecasts or making their own weather station, build knowledge of seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK. Begin to understand the hot and cold areas of the world as well as developing locational knowledge and early geographical skills.
Study famous artworks and create collages, drawings and paintings to develop an understanding of weather patterns. Work towards a final art display.
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Investigate some of the features of Spring and make a spring collage picture in the style of Guiseppe Arcimboldo.
Investigate some of the features of Summer. Create a beach scene based on the painting ‘Southwold’ by Stanley Spencer.
Investigate some of the features of Autumn. Create an observational drawing of an Autumn scene based on the painting ‘Autumn Leaves’ by John Everrett Millais.
Investigate some of the features of Winter. Use paint and potato printing to create a version of the painting ‘Waterloo Bridge’ by Monet.
Describe your thoughts and feelings about your own and other’s work. Look for meanings within pieces of work. Hold an art exhibition.
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