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REPLICA APOLLO SPACESUIT WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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PUPILS WILL LEARN ..

 

About the lives of Vincent Van Gogh and LS Lowry.

 

 

MATCHING WORKSHOP

 

None specifically related to these artists, though we do offer a full 'significant individuals' / ‘famous people’ day based on two other person profiles.  For example, you could have two half days from either a Neil Armstrong 'spaceman' experience; a Roman Britain Boudica workshop; a Winston Churchill 'Blitz' workshop or a Queen Victoria Inventions workshop – more details of all these workshops at www.balestraschoolworkshops.co.uk.  

 

 

RESOURCES AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

 

OUR RESOURCES (see downloads at top of page):

 

Powerpoint for both people

Written profiles of Vincent Van Gogh and LS Lowry

Wordsearch of Vincent Van Gogh and LS Lowry

 

 

SUGGESTED EXTERNAL RESOURCES:

(please note that we hold no responsibility for external resources and that it is up to you to check for suitability)

 

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/artists/vincent_van_gogh.php

http://mykidsart.com.au/Vincent_van_Gogh_Famous_Artists_My_Kids_Art.html

http://www.vangoghgallery.com/misc/fun_facts.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/vincent-van-gogh/9079.html

http://www.thelowry.com/Downloads/education/Teachers_Resource_Pack.pdf

http://primaryfacts.com/2248/l-s-lowry-facts-and-information/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-inspiration-behind-l-s-lowrys-work/4125.html

 

 

Suggested activities:

 

LITERACY:

diary entries for both persons at key moments in their life / letters from each person / story from the point of view of someone watching key moments in their lives / small non-fiction fact cards (similar to enclosed profiles) / written description of one of their paintings.

 

ROLE-PLAY AREA SUGGESTIONS:

Artist’s studio / sketching area / art area in general / one of Lowry’s streets / Van Gogh’s room.

 

NUMERACY:

Maths based on how many paintings, years each artist painted for / how much they are worth.

 

ART / DT:

An excellent opportunity to paint, draw, make art based on their paintings / make a Lowry painting in pipe cleaners.

 

GEOGRAPHY:  

Look at where they both lived / compare the two rural and urban landscapes of the time.

 

FREE Key Stage 1 'Significant Individuals'

(i.e. famous people) 2014 National Curriculum lesson plans:

 

LESSON PLAN 4: Vincent Van Gogh and LS Lowry

ENQUIRE ABOUT A SCHOOL WORKSHOP to enhance this lesson, or visit our hub site www.balestraschoolworkshops.co.uk to see our full range of workshops for science, history and sport