Art Across the Curriculum

Case Study - Wheeler Primary School

The staff and pupils of Wheeler Primary school used a visit to the Ferens Art Gallery as the starting point for a whole-school cross curricular project. They took their inspiration from a prominent painting in the Ferens Old Master collection - 'The Fish Market' by Joachim De Beuckelaer. 


At the end of the project, a selection of the children's work was exhibited at the gallery. The table below shows how staff linked the painting to other curriculum areas.

 

Curriculum area

Ideas

Science

Investigate-Food chains

Fish- identification, internal organs, skeletons

Healthy Eating

Art

Oil painting techniques

Still Life (observational)

Collage (fish scales)

Perspective

Figures

Flemish Artists

Symbolism

Tapestry

Fish sculptures (Wire, card clay etc)

Music Dance

Flemish music

Traditional Dance

Literacy

Creative Writing

The Rainbow fish by Marcus Pfister

Story Telling

Descriptive writing

Drama- conversations and accents.

Maths

Perspective

Data handling- Classifying and organizing (fish identification) Weight

Capacity

Nets for buildings

DT

Boats

Baskets

Flemish Architecture

Geography

Antwerp- Belgium

The Fishing Industry

History

Period

Shopping

Local Heritage (Hull’s Fishing Industry)

PHSE

Healthy Eating

Maintaining our fish stocks

Moral issues of plenty and poverty

Religious connotations within his pictures.




 
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