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Art Unit 1b – Investigating materials 

 

 

This unit is aimed at children in Year 1.

A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Art unit 1B: Investigating Materials

For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for this unit

(8 pages)

 

Exploring and developing ideas

To investigate the possibilities of a range of materials and processes

72 words which can be used with this unit. They can be cut out and used when appropriate to the task

Recording sheet for techniques

(2 pages)

Exploring and developing ideas

To investigate the possibilities of a range of materials and processes

A sheet to show various techniques that can be done in this unit, with spaces for children’s own comment or adult’s comment

Words and symbols for  effects

(1 page)

Exploring and developing ideas

To identify and describe textures, colours and patterns in textiles

These show how different techniques give different effects on paper

 

Words and symbols for  natural materials

(1 page)

Exploring and developing ideas

To identify and describe textures, colours and patterns in natural materials

These show the different natural materials that can be used to make pictures, collages etc.

Words and symbols for  papers

(2 pages)

Exploring and developing ideas

To identify and describe textures, colours and patterns in papers

These show the different types of paper that can be used to give different effects

Words and symbols for  textures

(1  page)

 

Exploring and developing ideas

To identify and describe textures, colours and patterns in textiles

These can be used to sort fabrics into different categories looking at the texture

Close up of fabrics

(7 pages)

Exploring and developing ideas

To investigate and describe textures,

Pictures of fabric close up to investigate fibres and how the fabric is made

Textured fabrics around the world

(6 pages)

Exploring and developing ideas

To investigate and describe textures,

Pictures with different textures to describe and discuss

Words and symbols for  fabrics

( 1 page)

 

Exploring and developing ideas

To identify and describe textures, colours and patterns in textiles

The fabrics can be sorted into the type of fabric it is, using the pictures in the resource

Ideas for weaving

(2 pages)

Investigating and making

To try out tools and techniques and apply these to materials and processes

A comprehensive and easy to do set of 5 ideas for weaving

Paper template for weaving

(2 pages)

Investigating and making

To try out tools and techniques and apply these to materials and processes

 A simple weaving loom – to be cut out in card for practicing the warp and weft method of weaving

Ideas for dyeing

(4 pages)

Investigating and making

To try out tools and techniques and apply these to materials and processes

A comprehensive and easy to do set of 11 ideas for dyeing

Tartans

(8 pages)

Investigating and making

To investigate the possibilities of a range of materials and processes

Tartan patterns to investigate and copy, ideally have some tartan fabric to investigate too

Ideas to investigate and use paper

(5 pages)

Investigating and making

 To investigate the possibilities of a range of materials and processes

A comprehensive and easy to do set of 14 ideas for activities to investigate using paper

Pictures of work of artists and craft workers

(17 pages)

Evaluating and developing work

To review what they and others have done

A set of pictures of work from artists suggested in the QCA papers, with relevant questions to ask the children

 

   

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