These notes have been compiled to show how the Mr Watt eBooks can be used in conjunction with the 2014 National Curriculum.

These notes are ongoing work; any comments or suggestions are welcomed, and I am very happy to do Mr Watt presentation sheets that will assist your class if you let me know the specifics (for example, see the maths activity sheets prepared for Hertford Infants.)

The text is below, but please email Jon Mills  if you would like a more user-friendly, tabled Word.doc of these notes to print out.

ks1 docs

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Pupils should betaught:   ‘On the Wrong Track’      ‘Misses the Point’       ‘Reaches for the sky’
To use a range of materialscreatively to design and makeproducts.

To use drawing, painting and

sculpture to develop and share

their ideas, experiences and




Products: shed; trees; wheels; Mr.Watt; train track; pear-shaped shed; speech bubbleDesign the inside of Mr.Watt’s shed ~ what do you think is inside it? Make a card version. Make it movable. Does it need wheels? Look at sheds (allotments/ books). Gypsy caravans, bathing machines & shepherds hutsLook at roof shapes ~ what’s your roof shape? Flat or pitched? Why? What materials would your shed be made of? Trees; submarine; Mr.Watt;  chainSee videos on pages 19 & 25 re: drawing shapesMake a chain; what other materials could you use? Runway; trees; shed; Mr.Watt; flying machine; pylons; clouds; lightning; punctuation marksDesign your own flying machine. Look at the history of flying machines/ contraptions.Would Mr.Watt’s machine fly?

How has Jon Mills used form, shape, decoration and texture?

Pupils should betaught:   ‘On the Wrong Track’      ‘Misses the Point’       ‘Reaches for the sky’
To develop a wide range of artand design techniques in usingcolour, pattern, texture, line,

shape, form and space

About the work of a range of

artists, craft makers and

designers, describing the

differences and similarities

between different practices and

disciplines, and making links  to

their own work.


Are your walls corrugated? Or patterned? Or coloured?Watch all of the making processes in the video on P.6What materials do other artists use? Jon Mills uses metal; what about Aardman; The Clangers; Lucy Casson ?

What tools and equipment would they use instead?

Watch all of the making videos on Pages 19, 24 and 25How has Jon Mills used form, shape, pattern and texture?  Watch the video of the engine being made on p.42Cutting; chalking; welding/joining; smoothing; heating to make soft; shaping; cooling

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