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
Term: 3
Year: 2013
 

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

Learning Focus:

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

Assessment Tools

Week One

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.

-Anecdotal notes

-Pictorial documentation of drawing.

-Observations

Week Two

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.

-Cell mix     

-Newspaper strips

-Small balloons

-Observations

-Anecdotal notes

-Reflection

Week Three

Duration: 80 minutes

Students swap in their roles and complete the second egg for their partner.

-Cell mix     

-Newspaper strips

-Small balloons

-Observations

-Anecdotal notes

Week Four:

Duration: 40minutes

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.

-Paint

-Completed eggs

-Visual diaries

-Grey lead pencils

-Coloured pencils

-Oral feedback

-Observations

-Anecdotal notes

Week Five:

Duration 80minutes

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.

-Textured sponges

-Paint

-Magiclay

-Observations

-Anecdotal notes

Week Six:

Duration 40minutes

Students paint their animal using their drawing as reference and share their completed artwork with a peer and complete a self-reflection.

-Paint

-Completed magiclay animals

-Anecdotal notes

-Observations

-Self-reflection

Cross Curricular Priorities

This lesson sequence linked with the boys’ inquiry unit of living and non-living things they were completing in their classroom.