1b How to prepare information for development using ICT, including selecting suitable sources, finding information, classifying it and checking it for accuracy
Exchanging and sharing information
3a How to share and exchange information in a variety of forms
3b To be sensitive to the needs of the audience and think carefully about the content and quality when communicating information
Reviewing, modifying and evaluating work as it progresses
4a Review what they and others have done to help them develop their ideas
4b Describe and talk about the effectiveness of their work with ICT, comparing it with other methods and considering the effect it has on others
Breadth of study
5c Working with others to explore a variety of information sources and ICT tools
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Potential Art Pathways Photography Exploring the use of cameras; different types of camera (digital, SLR, 35mm film, disposable, etc...) Looking at light, matter and composition. Drawing Exploring line and tone, using landscapes to help depict line; continuous line, different types of line, etc... ICT Working with different software to experiment how images can be manipulated. Exploring different functions of hardware: scanner, graphics pad, etc... Composition Purely exploring composition and cut-off; using a view finder to decide on what to record Mixed Media Experimenting with putting different materials and media together, e.g. Photography and drawing, or painting and drawing Landscapes Doing a whole topic merely on landscapes; looking at landscape artists and experimenting with different media. Just some of the potential ways in which this could be a starting point in art.
Cross-curricular Links Science Investigating erosion, wave patterns, rock formations. Developing photographs the traditional way. Investigating light with photography; changing the sensitivity of the camera, etc... Geography Looking at erosion; how the sea affects land formation. Investigating the area around us more closely through photography and drawing. ICT Working with different software to experiment how images can be manipulated. Exploring different functions of hardware: scanner, graphics pad, etc... Maths Technical nature of cameras; changing the aperture, zoom. Rearranging the shapes in the final layouts. PE Linking to sound recordings (in line with where photographs were taken) ; create a dance piece History History of the camera and photography; how it has evolved and become what it is nowadays Just some of the potential ways in which this could be a starting point across the curriculum. D&T Have a go at creating their own pin-hole camera.
A Year 4 boy who has a strong dislike of art due to his perceived lack of ability.
His final piece
Click here for full copy of the lesson plan Click here for full video presentation The video shows a slide show of children working on and through the project. Used as an assessment tool (both for the children and the teacher).