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 specific needs etc. (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


KS1 Art and Design (eBook3)
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 be


    ‘Under wear & tear’         ‘Space, the final

            front door’

 ‘Good heavens Mr.Watt!’
To use a range of materials

creatively to design and make







To use drawing, painting and

sculpture to develop and share

their ideas, experiences and





Products: church; trees; grave-stones; nut pie; gates; railings; Parson;


Watch the making of the pie video on P.3, from drawing to finished object.



Design your own ‘food’ for an imaginary person or ‘thing’ like Mr. Watt. If he was made of wood or cloth, what might he eat instead of metal nuts?





Telescope; trees; stars; ladder; alien


Watch the star making video on P.20





Design an alien. Is he based on an animal form? What is he dressed in? Is he scary or friendly?






Potting shed; garden tools; orrery, sun & stars; cogs & wheels;







Make your own made-up Galaxy, or Earth & moon, with different materials  and sticks – how would you make planets and stars? How could a moon be made to go round a planet?



Pupils should be


    ‘Under wear & tear’         ‘Space, the final

            front door’

 ‘Good heavens Mr.Watt!’
To develop a wide range of art

and design techniques in using

colour, 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.

Watch all of the making processes in the video on P.3

Drawing; cutting; welding/joining; smoothing; heating to make soft; shaping; cooling







What 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 the making of the star on P.20

How has Jon Mills ‘decorated’ the star?


How would you need to adapt your design if you used a different material?





How can you differentiate between different planets?

Look at pictures of the Universe. What else could you try and make a pretend representation of? Underwater worlds; weather patterns; satellites in space.


See how Jon Mills has decorated the Orrery in the video on P.35?




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