Only 4 weeks into the term and Year 4 pupils are beginning to really develop their drawing skills. This example shows that the pupil is aware of shapes and tries to improve this in a second drawing. He still presses too hard with his pen but has got used to not having a rubber and just ignores the discarded lines. He doesn't cross his work out and marks with the Smiley Face Assessment. Set up for the lesson. I managed to get objects that were similar shapes to the last 3 lessons from around the room. I placed them on the tables READ MORE
Teaching Art without any art training can be daunting but not impossible. The important thing is to have intent and a growth mindset. Children are ready to learn to draw at Year 4 / 5 and if you just provide them with drawing materials, still-life objects and lots of praise you will have gone a long way. Look at the Teach Your Class to Draw book or posts here on the website for information, inspiration and guidance.