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Leonardo da Vinci

£12.00
SKU A56CS401400
Key Stage 2 Famous Artists Art Year 5 Year 6

This historical and artistic scheme of work 'Leonardo da Vinci' will be sure to leave your children inspired and amazed! Complete lessons for Year 5/6 children that will teach them about the Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci's outstanding accomplishments. Opportunities to recreate famous portraits and religious paintings in a fun and interactive way will have your class busy and engaged. Children will have the opportunity to draw, invent machines and pretend to be art curators for a major gallery.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

This scheme of work includes everything you need including, lesson plans, slides, differentiated activities, challenge cards, investigations and more.

#Lesson1WhowasLeonardodaVinci

The first lesson in this series gives your class a brief introduction to the Renaissance and the changes that occurred during this time. They will then explore who Leonardo da Vinci was and what he was famous for. They will investigate the fields of study Leonardo da Vinci was interested in and consider the reasons why he studied so many different topics. They will also discuss a range of Leonardo da Vinci's work and make inferences about his motivations and ideas.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Name cards
#Lesson2Portraiture

This lesson looks at Realism during the Renaissance and how it changed portrait painting styles during this time. The slides investigate the portraits painted by Leonardo da Vinci and how his painting techniques were mirrored to his original drawings. The famous 'Mona Lisa' is explained in more detail and children will have the opportunity to paint this well-known portrait for themselves.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Mona Lisa image card
  • Collage card
  • Collage examples
  • Instruction sheets
#Lesson3PerspectiveandComposition

This lesson looks at the famous religious painting 'The Last Supper' and how perspective and composition are used when painting scenes. Children will look at the backgrounds, mid-grounds and foregrounds in Leonardo da Vinci's paintings and discuss the fine details used.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Image card
  • Differentiated task cards
  • Tunnel book instruction sheet
  • Tunnel book image card
#Lesson4Drawing

This lesson explores the variety of interests Leonardo da Vinci had and how he recorded his ideas. Children will investigate his sketches and drawings and discuss how these images influenced the ideas of others. They will look at drawing techniques and have the opportunity to draw just like Leonardo da Vinci.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Drawing cards
  • Drawing practice sheet
#Lesson5Inventions

This lesson provides children with the opportunity to be an inventor for an hour! It looks at the inventions and ideas Leonardo da Vinci explored and how his ideas impacted people during the Renaissance. Children will investigate the types of machines Leonardo da Vinci designed and the motivations behind these designs.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Picture cards
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson6AnInfluentialMan

The final lesson in this scheme of work looks at the influence Leonardo da Vinci had on others during the Renaissance. Children will learn about how his techniques were used by other artists, inventors, engineers and scientists. The lesson explains where some of his artwork is kept and why people like to visit it.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Picture cards
  • Challenge cards
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Script template
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - use sketchbooks to review and revisit ideas
  • KS2 - to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing with a range of materials
  • KS2 - to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including painting with a range of materials
  • KS2 - about great artists in history
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