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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y4 Term 6 William Morris

National Curriculum Content

  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques with a range of materials.
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


Lesson Objectives

1. Identify facts about William Morris.

2. Identify origins of his artwork.

3. Investigate examples of his artwork.

4. Create a repeated pattern using techniques such as tracing and printing.


What we want children to know

  • William Morris used the natural environment for his work.
  • How repeated patterns are constructed.
  • Repeated patterns are used to create wallpaper and fabric.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Look at artist’s creation of pattern in textiles and discuss effect.
  • Interpret environmental and manmade patterns and form e.g. using printing techniques.
  • Create pattern for purposes e.g. wallpaper, book covers.



William Morris, environmental campaigner, block printing, repeated, floral, tracing paper