Animals That Hatch
Term: 2 Year: 2014
Trinity Grammar build on their literary experience from the story ‘Whose Egg’ and use new mediums to create their own unique sculptures.
Lesson Sequence: Animals that Hatch
Year Level: Grade One
AusVELS level: Foundation to Two
Duration: Six Weeks
Learning Focus from AusVels Level F-2:
–Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create visual artworks and design.
-Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks
For students to build on their literary experience from the story ‘Whose Egg’ and use new mediums to create their own idea or interpretation that links into their classroom learning.
Teaching & Learning Activities
Resources and Materials
Duration: 80 minutes
Students listen to the story “Whose Egg?” and discuss the different colours, sizes and shapes the eggs where in the story and the types of animals that hatch from them. In their visual diary they choose an animal to illustrate with its egg and share with the group. Students give warm and cool feedback.
-Whose Egg Story
-Visual diaries & Reference pictures of animals and eggs.
-Pictorial documentation of drawing.
Duration: 40 minutes
Students watch the demonstration on how to create their egg with papier mache glue, newspaper and a balloon. They support each other in the process with one applying and the other boy as the holder. Students complete on egg today. The boys reflect on their progress for the day.
Duration: 80 minutes
Students swap in their roles and complete the second egg for their partner.
Students paint their eggs their base colour and leave to dry. They will then complete a detailed colour drawing of their animal and share it with a peer for warm and cool feedback.
-Grey lead pencils
Students use different textured sponges to add another colour to their egg and leave to dry. Then with magiclay, students mould the medium into the shape of their animal.
Students paint their animal using their drawing as reference and share their completed artwork with a peer and complete a self-reflection.
-Completed magiclay animals
Cross Curricular Priorities
This lesson sequence linked with the boys’ inquiry unit of living and non-living things they were completing in their classroom.