January 29, 2018
Teaching pupils at Year 4.
Teaching pupils at Year 4how to draw is really important because it is at this age that pupils begin to want to draw realistically. Before this stage in their development they use the Symbol System to draw, which is using symbols from memory to represent people, places and things. A circle represents a face, a square with a triangle represents a house etc. By the time children get to Year 4 they know that a simple circle with two dots in it is not a face. They instruction and rules to follow to be able to
October 8, 2017
Lesson 5: Tone
Five weeks into the term and my Yr4 pupils have completed five lessons specifically aimed at helping them learn to draw. Tone is the area between light and dark and is one of the main elements to learn.
Five Main Elements
Shape, Line, Light and Dark, Tone and Colour are the five main elements taught to Yr4 in Teach Your Class To Draw. If every drawing contains the five main elements then progress will be made. It is easy to go through the check list of these elements when assessing drawing development. The drawings below are from this weeks lesson