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Learning for Life




This Summer term Year 8 students will be learning about: 

  • Personal Places and Public Spaces  

  • Machines  

  • The Iron Man  

  • Painting & drawing  

  • Ancient Egypt. 

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




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 their 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. 



Can make a simple collection of objects related to a topic. 

Use a mirror to create a reflection. 

Use a colour wash 

Look at the work of illustrators. 

Use imagination to create an abstract piece of work. 

Carry on a simple line drawing. 

Use a computer to create a mosaic pattern. 

Use an i-pad to create a simple mosaic pattern. 

Photograph objects from different angles. 

Photograph near and far objects. 

Knows the difference between a photograph and a drawing. (Use of i-pad programmes) 

Can identify differences between their own and others work. 

To recall at the end of their work what they intended to do when they started. 

Look at artists work and say why you like and dislike it. 

Identify what they have achieved from their original aims. 

Identify processes that have worked. 

Knows what needs to be done next. 

Classify objects by colour and shape. 

Know that primary colours make secondary colours. 

Can look after tools and materials. 

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