THROUGH MY WINDOW

National Curriculum Subject Area/s: Literacy, Art, potential for cross-curricular work
Length of session: 1 hour
Max group size: 30 pupils

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Improved visual literacy
  • Improved speaking and listening skills
  • Learning how to engage with paintings

SESSION OUTLINE

Activity 1: Learning to look

  • Children will spot animals and other details in Pissarro’s ‘View from my Window’.
  • They will handle materials from the painting.

Activity 2: Down on the farm

  • Children will join in singing a range of songs including Old Pissarro had a farm.
  • They will think about growing food and looking after animals. They will meet Mme Pissarro and take part in farmyard role play.

Activity 3: Through my window

  • Children will be encouraged to imagine stepping into the scene and think about what they could hear, smell and feel if they were inside the painting.

Activity 4: Make and take

  • Children will create a window frame for their own ‘through my window’ picture.

CONTACT US

Contact for Early Years, Key Stage 1 & 2 programmes:
Clare Coleman, Education Officer: Early Years to Key Stage 2
Tel: +44 (0)1865 288077 
Email: clare.coleman@ashmus.ox.ac.uk