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Lesson Four – Pinch Thumb Pot

This art and design teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to design and make a clay pot adding different patterns to represent Viking culture and traditions. The children can follow a set of instructions about how to mould a piece of clay into a pot shape.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and make a clay pot adding different patterns to represent Viking culture and traditions

Learning Objectives

Question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work. Investigate and combine visual and tactile qualities of materials and processes.

Learning Outcomes

I can use information from a period in history to create a replica artefact. I can use clay to shape and mould the shape of a pot.

Pinch Thumb Pot

Teaching sequence to help the children design and make a clay pot adding different patterns to represent Viking culture and traditions

Viking Patterns

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe shapes and colours used in different patterns

Clay Pot Instructions

Activity to help the children design and make a pot using clay adding different patterns to represent Viking culture and traditions

Pinch Thumb Pot

Interactive activity to help the children design and make a clay pot adding different patterns to represent Viking culture and traditions

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and make a clay pot adding different patterns to represent Viking culture and traditions

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