Mountains, Rivers and Coasts

Block G - Mountain Views

In this fascinating topic, you will learn what mountains, rivers and coasts actually are, some of the forces that help create and shape these important features, and the effects they have on the world around them. You will learn about the climates, human interactions, and lifestyles shaped by the mountains, rivers and coasts of the world.

Develop your analysis of art, improve your sketching skills and learn how to make a collagraph print. Learn about artists who choose to paint mountain landscapes and in particular, the Japanese artist Hakusai. Create your own prints of Mount Snowden.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Mountain art

Analyse mountain pictures and think about why artists choose to paint mountains.

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02: 36 views of Mount Fuji

Analyse the work of Hokusai and in particular his 36 views of Mount Fuji. Sketch your own still life.

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03: Mount Snowdon

Learn about Mount Snowdon, make sketches and consider perspective.

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04: Collagraph creating

Choose one of your sketches and adapt it into a collagraph printing plate.

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05: The 30 views of Mount Snowdon

Use your printing plate to create prints of Mount Snowdon.