Zebras

Term: 4 Year: 2009
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ELEMENTS

LINE, PATTERN, SHAPE & COLOURFOCUS: to explore and experiment with the elements of line, pattern shape and colour
in order to create a patterned and colourful zebra and habitat.

LEARNING INTENTIONS: Share our information about zebras with each other.Look at the shapes that help us to draw a zebra.Make
a sample sheet of pattern ideas to share with others.Work in pairs to design and create a brightly patterned zebra.Use
two colours to paint your patterns, and negotiate to add extra colours for hooves, mane, head and tail.Use paint and printed
and textured papers to create a habitat of your choice.

DISCUSSION

Facts about zebras, vertical stripes and patterns, types of lines to create patterns, shapes within zebras, colour choices
including contrasting colours.

RESEARCH

Look at a slide show of zebras in the wild. Look closely at their stripe patterns and body structure.Revisit colour
facts….warm, cool, contrasting.Revisit brush stroke and dabbing skills.

EXPERIMENT

Negotiate with your partner to experiment with colour choices and stripe and line patterns. Explore dabbing technique
and textured and printed papers for the background.

ART MAKING

Work together to explore all skills taught and modelled in order to produce your amazing zebra.

EXHIBIT AND EXTENTION

Display all works in our corridor gallery.Create a finger painted, realistic zebra face individually.

RESPONSE & REFLECTION

Working in pairs allows for much discussion and negotiation between the two.We may have to produce another piece of
work as the children enjoyed the process and results so much….and only one can take it home! Maybe a giraffe would
be fun.

ASSESSMENT

Children use their self reflection books to record their thoughts on working with a partner, colour choices, use of
time, end result and painting skills.

LEVEL 3A
SHARED ACTIVITY
Hillsmeade Primary School