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 & Design (eBook4)

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


 ‘Mr.Watt’s wind section’            Mr.Watt is

       ‘Down to earth’

         Mr.Watt goes

        to the museum

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: music room; musical instrument; spanner; music notes.

Watch the making of the spanner video on P.5, from drawing to finished object.







Tree; tree house; wasp; fly swat; wasp nest.


Watch the fly swat being made on P.24





Look at pictures of insects, jumble them up, and then make up your own out of lots of different bits and pieces. Use different materials to stick together.

Lots of wings? Lots of antennae?




Museum; wheel barrow; teddy bear; fossil; projector; pop-up book; self-portrait.







Make your own simple pop-up book ~ just a cover and a back – make a tree or cut out photograph of you and make it ‘pop-up’ when you open the book. What else could be in there? Experiment with cutting out bits and pieces and extra tabs


Pupils should be


 ‘Mr.Watt’s wind section’            Mr.Watt is

       ‘Down to earth’

         Mr.Watt goes

        to the museum

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 processes involved in the video on P.5

Drawing; cutting; smoothing; heating to make soft; letter stamping; cooling.

Would a spanner work if it was made of: paper / wood/ glass/ fabric?



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 fly swat on P.24

Can you make a cardboard one like this? Does it squash your insect? (Do you want to?)

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




Watch the video of the Moon being made on P.35


See how Jon Mills has shaped, formed & decorated it. Are there different ways you can decorate your cut-out pieces?



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