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Y5 Term 1 We are artists


National curriculum content

Select use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs.


Lesson objectives

  1. Create simple tessellations
  2. Create complex tessellations
  3. Programing Islamic style art in Scratch
  4. Using Inkscape to create art in the style of Bridget Riley
  5. Applying Inkscape to create our own art


What we want children to know

  • How to construct a tessellating pattern
  • How to generate art using computer programs
  • Links between art and religion
  • About the work of Bridget Riley


What skills we want children to develop

  • Applying maths skills of angles, 2D shapes and translation
  • Use a wide range of effects in art programs and online tools, discussing the choices made and their effectiveness



Bitmap, Buggy Code, Computer aided design (CAD), Debug, Fractal, Hyperlinks, Tessellation

Geometric, landscape, op art, sprite, symmetry