Be inspired by Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals! Learn about the fascinating creatures that feature in the movements of the music. Learn about the formation of an orchestra, the range of instruments involved, and Saint- Saëns himself. Learn about mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and fossils around the world. Round the topic off with an animal Olympics and a carnival!
Learn about the life, times and paintings of Van Gogh and L.S. Lowry and be inspired to create your own drawings and paintings in their styles. Generate questions to ask the artists; research their lives and replicate their works and styles. Consider the stories told by their works and become a critical artist in the process!
Learn about their lives and musical contributions of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Compare their achievements, timelines and talents. Feel suspense and excitement and examine how musical extracts make you feel. Look at the differences between their eras then be transported to the theatre to experience the music they are famous for. Create musical theatre boxes and work together to create a class presentation!
Be inspired by the lives of William Shakespeare and J. K. Rowling. Compare their timelines, and compare the technologies they would have used to write their books. Study fantasy characters the authors created and make your own fantasy stories about a magical object. Learn about the café where Rowling wrote and create a writers’ café in the classroom. Discuss what you would write, before making your own books and writing your own fantastic stories.