Afternoon project work - Science and Art
New topic - PLANTS
National curriculum aims > Pupils should be taught to:
identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal
1. Labelling the parts of a plant
LI: Identify different parts of a plant
Watch the following clip which will tell you about the parts of a flowering plant.
Dissect (take apart) a flower from your garden or one from a bunch of flowers at home
Make sure you get permission before picking any plants or flowers!
Label the job of each part of the flowering plant (Use the PowerPoint below to help you)
Write a few sentences underneath telling me:
What do you notice about the plant?
Do you think all flowering plants look the same? How could they different?
There are no right or wrong answers for this part! Just your thoughts!
2. Art - Explore changes in nature
Fresh air is really important for keeping us happy and healthy.
LI: Sketching the signs of Spring
Go outside or look out of your window. Have a look for some signs of Spring!
What can you spot? What things are changing or appearing in the garden?
Use a page or two in your book to sketch and label some of the signs of Spring. Add some colour if you like.
Please write labels on the line, draw any arrows with a ruler and no felt tip for this activity please.
3.Study of an artist (3 day activity)
Angie Lewin is a British printmaker working in linocut, wood engraving, lithography and screen printing. She is inspired by nature and her work features different plants.
LI: Research and recreate the work of Angie Lewin
Use the internet (with adult supervision/permission) to research Angie Lewin!
What is her artwork like?
What do you like about it?
How does she create her art?
How do the different methods of print making work?
Use your exercise book like a learning log to create 2 double pages about Angie Lewin.
You may want to do this on plain paper if you have some. (This can be glued in with the help of an adult.)
Write about her and her art.
Print pictures out and stick them in (if you can) and describe what you notice. (colours, objects, style)
Copy 1 or 2 of her artworks. You could just sketch, sketch and colour, paint or even print!
Create your own artwork inspired by Angie Lewin. You could draw something from your own garden or try a printing technique! How about using some plants from the garden to print with? (leaves, flowers, seed heads)
Make sure you get permission before picking any plants or flowers.
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