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Learning for Life




This Summer term Year 7 students will be learning about: 

  • Investigating  pattern  
  • Block printing 

  • Wax resist 

  • Rubbings 

  • Texture 

  • Printing 

  • Walk to a local church to look at pattern and to do some brass rubbing 

During the first week of the term the students will spend the time still life drawing and increasing their observational drawing skills.




  • Looks at an object and draws or makes marks to represent. 
  • Can point to things that are near or far away. 
  • Use or supervise the use of scissors to cut tape, string etc. 
  • Use or supervise the use of scissors to cut a short straight line. 
  • Illustrates a person. 
  • Draw or make marks to represent: story event 
  • Create a seasonal item e.g.: card, calendar. 
  • Warm clay or plastercine in hands. 
  • Roll or attempt to roll clay or plastercine into a sausage shape. 
  • Roll or attempt to roll clay or plastercine into a ball. 
  • Use tools with clay or plastercine. 
  • Experiment with mixing colours. 
  • Can use natural materials and fabrics creatively. 
  • Can name or point to a preferred picture. 
  • Can identify two different pictures from different cultures. 
  • Can recognise geometric shapes in the environment 
  • Can print a simple repeated pattern. 
  • Can use a repeated pattern to decorate. 
  • Can assist or supervise cleaning up. 
  • Can distinguish the differences between patterns. 



  • Develop ideas from a starting point. 
  • Draw different types of line. 
  • Discuss patterns in the environment. 
  • Experiment to create visual effects. 
  • Make shapes from pliable material. 
  • Simple weaving with warps in place. 
  • Use simple computer drawing package. 
  • Change a colour in a pattern on the computer. 
  • Create simple repeat pattern. 
  • Use a variety of materials in a simple way. 
  • Uses the space on the paper. 
  • Review own work. 
  • Review the work of peers. 
  • Respect the work of others. 
  • Begin to apply improvement. 
  • Suggest ways they can improve their own work. 
  • Give simple reason for what they like. 
  • Discuss near and far. 
  • Name the primary colours. 
  • Name the secondary colours.
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