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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y6 Term 3 Sense of place

National Curriculum Content

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing and painting.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


Lesson Objectives

  1. Investigate how famous artists represent landscape.
  2. Record observations of landscapes from first-hand experience.
  3. Investigate sketching using a variety of pencils.
  4. Experiment with perspective.
  5. Create a picture of a local landscape.


What we want children to know

  • Examples of landscape artists.
  • The concept of perspective.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Produce increasingly accurate drawings, consider concept of perspective.
  • Observe and use a variety of techniques to show the effect of light on objects and people e.g. use rubbers to lighten, use pencil to show tone, use tones of the same colour.
  • Control and experiment with particular qualities of tone, shade, hue and mood.
  • Encourage individual identification of suitable equipment for a particular purpose e.g. size of paintbrush or paper needed.



Line, tone, perspective, landscape, foreground, background


Artists studied: LS Lowry, Vincent van Gogh