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Y3 Term 3 Patterns

National Curriculum Content

  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques with a range of materials.


Lesson Objectives

1. Investigate patterns from different cultures.

2. Investigate using different media e.g. sketching pencils to create a variety of lines and tones.

3. Create freehand designs and images using circles and squares.

4. Create symmetrical patterns.

5. Create repeating patterns.

6. Make a printing block.

7. Use printing block to make a repeating pattern.


What we want children to know

  • There are patterns all around us, natural and manmade.
  • There are patterns in textiles from different times and cultures.
  • They can combine and organise shapes, colours and patterns to create their own printed pattern.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Experiment with the potential of various pencils.
  • Explore different textures and experiment with mark making.
  • Search for patterns around us in the world, pictures and objects, using sketchbooks to record.
  • Create and use relief, impressed and mono-printing processes using e.g. string, card, and found objects.



line, repeating, symmetry, printing, stencil, Yayoi Kusama