This art primary resource encourages children to consider colours – how we see them, how we react to them and what they can mean for us. How did the Ancient Romans use the colour red? Where does the word ‘purple’ come from? Which gender is more likely to be colour-blind.

Pupils will have the opportunity to think and talk about colours and how we perceive them in our National Geographic Kids’ Art primary resource sheet.

The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks, as a printed handout for each pupil, or for display on the interactive whiteboard.

Activity: Ask children to research some of their own facts about colours and use them to make a poster. They could be assigned specific colours for their research, such as ‘the primary colours’ or secondary colours. Pupils could also discuss how they have seen colours used in their daily life (traffic lights, warning signs, lines in the playground, etc.).

 

N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email: schools@ngkids.co.uk

 

This Art resource assists with teaching the following Key Stage 1 Art objective from the National Curriculum:

Pupils should be taught:

  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour

 

This Art primary resource assists with teaching the following Expressive arts First level objectives from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I can create and present work using the visual elements of colour

 

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