Using famous artworks, the children discuss the art and its producers, learning about the context of great works of art. They explain their opinions and write reflections before producing art. This has been shown to improve written and spoken English in my classes.
Covering all genres of writing under the new curriculum and using varied and engaging topics, this resource is a fantastic way to get your class accumulating written evidence towards summative and formative writing assessment in upper KS2 and lower KS3.
A fantastic spoken lesson leading into art and (potentially) written reflection after!
First part of the lesson is a partner-talk then whole class discussion on the year: what has been the highlights? What has stood out? Scribe it all down then start the slideshow.
Using images from the past such as cave painting, the Bayeux tapestry and Japanese woodblock art, the class discuss great works of art and historical artifacts before looking at the artwork of Keith Haring.
Using his trademark style, the children then make their own large Bayeux tapestry posters depicting their year.
All resources (including starters) included, including a link to the abridged and original text online. Assessed several times in some 'outstanding' lessons, this was the most successful series of lessons I've made in a long time, and the results were some fantastic written stories at the end!