Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure!

When Katie visits an art gallery for the first time with Grandma, she discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her . . . Expect a little bit of mischief, a lot of cream cakes and even a friendly tiger!

Astrid, John, Mary, Martin, Rosie, August, Lily, and little Linda all have parents who are artists. They paint and draw, make installations and do performance art, and are sculptors, photographers, and illustrators. Mary’s mom, however, is an art expert. She knows a whole lot about art and helps other people understand it, too. Everyone can see art in their own way. These children know that anyone can be an artist, too. They all have such great ideas to express!

Using the ideas of “The Professor of Form”, we used geo-boards to create 2d shapes. once photographed, the children filled in the details of the shape including the opportunity to show their wider knowledge. E.g parallel and perpendicular lines, symmetry, angles.

They were then given the chance to develop their learning by transforming their original shapes into 3d shapes.

 

A reflection is added at the end. by showing their thinking skills, we ask the children to tell us what new learning was taken from the activity and how they could improve/extend their knowledge.

 

 

Teacher Information

Teachers may find it useful to read through this before embarking on teaching Nimesh the Adventurer

 

Guided Reading Resource

A step-by-step teacher’s guide for reading Nimesh the Adventurer as a class reader. These questions could also be used to prompt discussion in small groups or for independent readers approaching the text on their own

 

Curriculum Map

This table shows how Nimesh the Adventurer could be integrated within lessons across the curriculum.

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