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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 - Still Life (Upper Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Still Life (Upper Key Stage 2)

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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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Clarice Cliff (Lower Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Clarice Cliff (Lower Key Stage 2)

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Clarice Cliff is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 7-9. The unit focuses on the work of the ceramic designer Clarice Cliff. 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 Children draw fruit and then turn them into stylised drawings that are incorporated into designs for plates and bowls. Children create landscape designs in the style of Clarice Cliff. Skills are developed in sculpture through creating paper mache bowls and ceramic pots using the slab method. As an additional activity, children are given the opportunity to create wooden clock faces. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Yinka Shonibare (Upper KS2)
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Art Academy - Yinka Shonibare (Upper KS2)

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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 other units of work and comprehensive documentation for the scheme of work visit: www.artacademy.store
Art Academy - William Morris (Upper Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - William Morris (Upper Key Stage 2)

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William Morris is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 9-11. The unit consolidates, develops and deepens children’s understanding of the technique of printmaking and sculpture through the work of the Victorian artist and designer William Morris. 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 Printmaking Children study and create illuminated letter designs that are then realised as a clay bas relief sculpture. They then study the wallpaper designs of William Morris to understand motifs as the central part of patterned designs. They design their own motifs and use them in a variety of relief printmaking activities. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Weaving (Lower Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Weaving (Lower Key Stage 2)

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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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Watercolour Landscapes (Lower Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Watercolour Landscapes (Lower Key Stage 2)

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Watercolour Landscapes is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 7-9. The unit deepens children’s understanding of the landscape genre within Art and Design whilst also developing skills and techniques in using watercolour paints. 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 landscape paintings and watercolour techniques Strands of Learning: • Painting • Printmaking Children learn about landscape painting. This is delivered by considering some of the techniques that artists use when painting landscape compositions including creating depth by layering and the use of aerial perspective in landscape paintings. Through their studies of landscape, children develop their knowledge of the skills and techniques of using watercolour paints. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Pop Art (Key Stage 1)
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Art Academy - Pop Art (Key Stage 1)

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Pop Art is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 5-7. It introduces children to this well-known art movement and some of its features and iconic artists. Learning within this unit of work focuses mainly on printmaking techniques. The package provides the medium-term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Additional resources are provided as PDFs. Strands of Learning: • Printmaking • Drawing • Painting Children learn a range of simple printmaking techniques including using their hands, stamps and stencils to create repeated images. They use these techniques to create pop-art inspired prints. As part of the unit of work they learn about the iconic work of the artist Romero Britto and through this are introduced to the genre of still life painting. In studying the art of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring they create multiple printed images in the style of pop art. 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.artacademy.store
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 - Zentangles (Lower Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Zentangles (Lower Key Stage 2)

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Zentangles is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 7-9. Its main theme is creating patterns using line, shape, and colour. Children create Zentangle patterns, a Zentangle sculpture and a Zentangle monoprint. 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 • Printmaking This unit encourages children to discuss and learn about colours, shapes, and lines and how they are used to create pattern. 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 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Art with Elmer (Key Stage 1)
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Art Academy - Art with Elmer (Key Stage 1)

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Art with Elmer is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 5-7. Ideally it is scheduled in Year 1 and runs alongside reading the popular books about the patchwork elephant. The unit introduces children to some key elements of the art and design curriculum. The package provides the medium-term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Additional resources are provided as PDFs. Strands of Learning: • Drawing • Painting • Sculpture • Collage Children learn some essential knowledge about colour, primary and secondary colours. They also learn how to add black and white to colours to create tints and shades. They are introduced to abstract art and the art of Wassily Kandinsky, and they apply this knowledge when creating an abstract elephant. Children are also introduced to the techniques of collage and assemblage sculpture when creating elephant-inspired art. Finally, they bring their learning together to create a portrait of a patterned elephant. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Portraits (Lower Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Portraits (Lower Key Stage 2)

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Portraits is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 7-9. The unit consolidates and deepens children’s understanding of portraiture as a key genre of fine art. The package provides the medium-term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. An additional presentation that focuses on portraiture is also included. Strands of Learning: • Drawing • Painting • Sculpture Children undertake a range of drawing and painting activities to develop their understanding of portraiture. They learn the difference between portraits and self-portraits. They study the different facial features and how they are drawn from different viewpoints. Using the idea of different viewpoints allows them to develop their knowledge of the cubist style of Pablo Picasso. They study the portraits of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Amedo Modigliani. They complete the unit of work by creating a spoon portrait sculpture in the style of Amedo Modigliani. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Rainforests - Key Stage 1
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Art Academy - Rainforests - Key Stage 1

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Rainforest is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 5-7. This unit of work focuses on introducing line, shape, and colour as elements of 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. Strands of Learning: Drawing Collage Textiles Sculpture Children investigate line patterns made through mark-making and through simple sewing techniques to create a rainforest headdresses They begin to learn how artists can collaborate together to create art. They apply their knowledge of pattern and sculpture to create simple assemblage parrot sculptures and rainforest totems using an armature and malleable materials. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Castles - Key Stage 1
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Art Academy - Castles - Key Stage 1

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In this unit of work children consolidate their knowledge and understanding in two key areas of art and design – printmaking and collage/mixed media work. This is achieved through creative activities that are linked through the common theme of castles. 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 Printmaking Children learn about monoprinting and frottage work to create patterned papers. They learn about mosaics and use coloured shapes to create mosaic pictures and to mimic the work of the artist Paul Klee. They also learn about coats of arms and use collage techniques to create their own coat of arms. In their final composition they bring together their previous learning and collage together patterned papers and drawings to create a landscape collage of a castle. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Under the Sea (Key Stage 1)
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Art Academy - Under the Sea (Key Stage 1)

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Under the Sea is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 5-7. The unit introduces children to some key elements of the art and design curriculum including weaving, sculpture and creating diorama. The package provides the medium-term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Additional resources are provided as PDFs. Strands of Learning: • Drawing • Painting • Textiles • Sculpture • Collage Children learn a range of different techniques and about some of the elements of art whilst creating different pieces of art within a common theme of Under the Sea. They learn about line, shape and colour whilst creating patterned finish using wax resist and other painting techniques. They use cut vegetables to create printed patterns on fish outlines as an introduction to printmaking. They are introduced to simple paper weaving using a fish template. They have the opportunity to create fish sculptures through modelling with a malleable material and also through assemblage techniques. Finally they bring their learning together from the unit to create ‘through the porthole’ diorama. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Abstract Sculpture (Lower Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Abstract Sculpture (Lower Key Stage 2)

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Abstract Sculpture is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 7-9. The unit consolidates and deepens children’s understanding of sculpture and in particular, assemblage sculpture. Learning is delivered through an in-depth look at abstract art and some iconic artists and artwork that feature in this art movement. The package provides the medium-term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. An additional presentation focuses on What is Sculpture? Strands of Learning: Sculpture Painting Children learn about some of the key artists and art works associated with abstract art. They study the work of Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro and interpret their work through authentic assemblage sculpture. The unit completes with them creating their own abstract sculpture designed to highlight the problem of plastic waste. This is used to deepen children’s understanding of how contemporary artists use their artwork to express their feelings and thought and to convey important messages, 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Dragons (Lower Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Dragons (Lower Key Stage 2)

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Dragons! is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 7-9. The unit is an opportunity for children to undertake a range of creative and artistic activities within a common theme – Dragons. The package provides the medium-term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. Additional resources are provided as PDFs. Strands of Learning: • Drawing • Painting • Sculpture Within a common theme of dragons, children learn and consolidate knowledge of a range of different techniques. They learn about how to blend colours when using colouring pencils and soft chalk pastels when creating dragon eyes compositions. They use this knowledge when decorating their ceramic dragon eyes and clay models of dragons. As part of the drawing element within this unit they learn how to enlarge drawings using a simple grid method. 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.artacademy.store
Art Academy - Blooming Lovely (Upper Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - Blooming Lovely (Upper Key Stage 2)

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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 - The Van Gogh Experience (Upper Key Stage 2)
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Art Academy - The Van Gogh Experience (Upper Key Stage 2)

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The Van Gogh Experience is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 9-11. The unit deepens children’s knowledge and skills in using pastels for drawing and painting. 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 Vincent Van Gogh. Strands of Learning: • Drawing • Painting In learning different pastel techniques, children learn about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh and his iconic style with which he painted. 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 - Madly Monet (Key Stage 1)
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Art Academy - Madly Monet (Key Stage 1)

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Madly Monet is an Art and Design unit of work aimed primarily at children aged 5-7. The unit introduces children to impressionist painting through studying the work of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet. The package provides the medium-term plan, six lessons (each lesson has a MS Powerpoint presentation) and a knowledge organiser. There is an additional presentation on the life and work of the artist. As part of their learning, children can complete a study of the artist (PDF template provided) Strands of Learning: • Painting • Printmaking • Collage Children learn about the life and impressionist paintings of the artist Claude Monet. There is a particular focus on his paintings from his garden at Giverny. Children begin by learning the technique of marbling using both water and shaving foam. These techniques are a simple form of monoprinting. In creating a simple composition of the Japanese bridge at Giverny, children consolidate their understanding of colour theory, in particular warm and cold colours. Children have the opportunity to sketch real trees from observation, and them use these drawings to help them to paint trees in the impressionist style of painting. Children use wax resist painting technique to recreate the Garden at Giverny painting by Monet. Finally, they bring their learning from the unit together to create a three-dimensional garden scene inspired by the paintings of Claude Monet. 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.artacademy.store