Dragons

Focused Disciplines: DrawingPainting

Sculpture

In this unit, using the common theme of dragons, children investigate the use of colour and ceramic sculpture to create images of dragons.

Quetzalcóatl
Quetzalcóatl

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Sea Serpent
Sea Serpent

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Dragon Eye Green
Dragon Eye Green

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Quetzalcóatl
Quetzalcóatl

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Teaching Pack

  • 6 Lesson Presentation Slides

  • Knowledge Organiser

  • Medium Term Plan

  • Scheme of Work Overview

  • Additional teaching resources

Spiral Dragon
Spiral Dragon

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Enlargement
Enlargement

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Dragon Eye Blue
Dragon Eye Blue

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Spiral Dragon
Spiral Dragon

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Curriculum Scope & Sequence

Theoretical Knowledge

  • Children will know the basic (primary and secondary) colours in the colour wheel and how to mix them. 

  • Children will understand and use key vocabulary to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding across all areas of art and design.

Technical Knowledge

Children will develop an understanding of the elements of art and be able to apply them to the creative process. (line, shape, form, colour, value, texture and pattern)

Children will be able to:

  • Develop a sketchbook to record images and ideas of interest and examples of their artwork.

  • Use sketchbooks to try out ideas and different techniques. Drawing.

  • Make marks, lines, textures, and patterns with a wide range of drawing implements including graphite pencils, colouring pencils, wax crayons, charcoal, pastels, and pens.

  • Make decisions about which drawing implements to use and which techniques to apply for the task.

  • Draw with more accuracy and detail things that they observe. Painting.

  • Develop painted compositions from drawings including sketchbook ideas with increasing detail and precision. 

  • Create different effects and textures using a range of brushes, techniques, and paints.

  • Mix colours based on their knowledge of colour theory, including tints and shades. Sculpture

  • Make decisions about which drawing implements to use and which techniques to apply for the task.

  • Draw with more accuracy and detail things that they observe.

Conceptual Knowledge

Children will understand the creative process through:

  • Exploring and developing creative ideas from a range of starting points; adapting and refining ideas as they progress.

  • Understanding the importance of adapting and refining their work as it progresses.

  • Practising techniques, making mistakes, and evaluating their own work and the work of others as part of the learning journey.

  • Using the qualities of materials to enhance ideas.

  • Commenting on artworks with a fluent grasp of visual language.