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Carousel Education provides high quality bespoke support that addresses current educational challenges and practices. Our vision is to enable school leaders and staff to provide the best possible outcomes for all their children. In addition to our resources, we aim to offer down to earth, interactive, innovative and practical solutions for school leaders.

Carousel Education provides high quality bespoke support that addresses current educational challenges and practices. Our vision is to enable school leaders and staff to provide the best possible outcomes for all their children. In addition to our resources, we aim to offer down to earth, interactive, innovative and practical solutions for school leaders.
Art Academy - Abstract Sculptures
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Art Academy - Abstract Sculptures

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Abstract Sculpture is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 7-9. The unit deepens children’s understanding of both sculpture and abstract art. The package provides the medium term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Any additional resources are provided as PDFs. In addition, presentations are provided that provide knowledge about sculpture and about abstract art. Strands of Learning: • Sculpture • Painting Children study some iconic abstract art from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso. They use this study as stimulus to create three dimensional sculptures representing their abstract art. Children have the opportunity to create sculpture using a range of materials including paper, card, cardboard, wood, polystyrene and clay. This unit of work is part of the Art Academy Scheme of Work for children aged 5-11 being developed on behalf of Carousel Education. To view documentation for the scheme of work visit: www.carouseleducation.org
Non Fiction Writing Knowledge Organisers
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Non Fiction Writing Knowledge Organisers

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Set of ten Knowledge Organisers for pupils from ages 7 -14 to aid recall and application of the key features of non-fiction text types. These bright and engaging publications can be enlarged from A4 (Knowledge Organiser Size) to A1 poster size for whole-class recall of learning. The ten text types covered are Recount Biography Formal letter writing Informal letter writing Newspaper report Report Instructional Explanation Persuasion Discussion
Art Academy - Still Life
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Art Academy - Still Life

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Still Life is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 9-11. The unit deepens children’s understanding of the Still Life genre within Art and Design. The package provides the medium term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Any additional resources are provided as PDFs. In addition, presentations are provided that provide knowledge about Still Life Strands of Learning: • Drawing • Painting Children learn about Still Life painting. This is delivered by considering some of the techniques that artists use when painting Still Life compositions. Children learn the techniques of; using shapes, overlapping to give depth, open or closed compositions and how value is used to create depth and the effect of light. Children are introduced to the work of the contemporary British artist Patrick Caulfield through his Still Life compositions. The unit completes with the children creating their own compositions. This unit of work is part of the Art Academy Scheme of Work for children aged 5-11 being developed on behalf of Carousel Education. To view documentation for the scheme of work visit: www.carouseleducation.org
Art Academy - Weaving
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Art Academy - Weaving

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Weaving is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 7-9. The unit introduces and deepens children’s understanding of the technique of weaving. The package provides the medium term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Any additional resources are provided as PDFs. Strands of Learning: • Textiles Children undertake a range of weaving activities to develop their understanding of the technique. Children progress from simple paper weaving to using different types of looms. They learn the basic weaving technique and learn the different names for the equipment used when weaving. The learn simple knots and techniques to decorate and embellish their weaves. This unit of work is part of the Art Academy Scheme of Work for children aged 5-11 being developed on behalf of Carousel Education. To view documentation for the scheme of work visit: www.carouseleducation.org
Art Academy - Yinka Shonibare
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Art Academy - Yinka Shonibare

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Yinka Shonibare is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 9-11. The package provides the medium term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Any additional resources are provided as PDFs. Strands of Learning: • Sculpture • Textiles Yinka Shonibare is a British-Nigerian concept artist who explore the themes of cultural identity and the colonial past of Britain and other European countries in the nineteenth pattern. His distinctive style often includes using Ankara cloth designs produced through the traditional batik method of textile design. This unit of work focuses on his art installation, ‘The British Library’ at Tate Modern (London) which explores immigration into the United Kingdom. The unit finishes with the creation of wind sculptures using malleable materials formed using an armature. This unit of work is part of the Art Academy Scheme of Work for children aged 5-11 being developed on behalf of Carousel Education. To view documentation for the scheme of work visit: www.carouseleducation.org
Art Academy - Blooming Lovely
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Art Academy - Blooming Lovely

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Blooming Lovely is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 9-11. The unit deepens children’s understanding of drawing, painting and collage. The package provides the medium term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Any additional resources are provided as PDFs. Strands of Learning: Drawing Painting Collage Children use the central theme of flowers to undertake a range of activities to extend and consolidate knowledge and skills in drawing, painting and collage. They create flower paintings using both paint and pastel media and use these to deepen their understanding of colour theory. They make simple 3D flowers that are used to create collage. Towards the end of the unit they study the flower paintings of Georgia O’Keefe and are introduced to the work of Tom Yendell a prominent mouth and foot painter. This unit of work is part of the Art Academy Scheme of Work for children aged 5-11 being developed on behalf of Carousel Education. To view documentation for the scheme of work visit: www.carouseleducation.org
Art Academy - Zentangles
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Art Academy - Zentangles

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Zentangles is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 6-9. The package provides the medium term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Any additional resources are provided as PDFs. Strands of Learning: • Drawing • Painting • Sculpture A Zentangle is a meditative form of doodling that has patterns that interweave and ‘tangle’ together. It can be used as a form of mindfulness for children. As well as promoting calmness and relaxation, Zentangles are a way of developing children’s fine motor skills and effective use of art mediums such as drawing pens, felt tips, colouring pencils and paint. Zentangles are a form of abstract art. Abstract art is about shapes and colours and the feelings it expresses, not about the accurate portrayal of a subject. This unit encourages children to discuss and learn about colours, shapes, and lines. Abstract art is interpreted differently by everyone who sees it. This unit of work is part of the Art Academy Scheme of Work for children aged 5-11 being developed on behalf of Carousel Education. To view documentation for the scheme of work visit: www.carouseleducation.org
Art Academy - Pop Art
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Art Academy - Pop Art

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Pop Art is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 9-11. The unit deepens children’s understanding of the Pop Art movement from its inception in the 1950s. The package provides the medium term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Any additional resources are provided as PDFs. In addition, presentations are provided that provide knowledge about Pop Art. Strands of Learning: • Drawing • Painting • Printing • Collage Children learn about the Pop Art movement. They study works of art by iconic Pop artists such as Julian Opie, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. They learn about the distinctive features of pop art and the reasons behind its development. In particular, this unit develops children’s understanding and skills in collage and printing – some of the key techniques that were used by pop artists. This unit of work is part of the Art Academy Scheme of Work for children aged 5-11 being developed on behalf of Carousel Education. To view documentation for the scheme of work visit: www.carouseleducation.org