Teacher Lab with the Barbican Creative Learning, Creative Arts East and PEACH West Norfolk
Co-Created Primary School Art and Science Teaching Resource
Appointed by the Barbican Centre as Lead Artist for the Teacher Lab national project, I worked collaboratively with two regional primary school teachers Gill Sekatawa and Sarah Melia from Nelson Academy in Downham Market, to create a classroom teaching resource which promotes cross-curricular creative practice between science and art.
The resulting Teaching Resource Pack supports both creative practice and scientific enquiry in the classroom, aiming to offer teachers access to a variety of art experiences, aligned to each year groups science curriculum and specifically the scientific skills of ‘identifying and classifying'.
These activities introduce exciting ways to combine the deepening of scientific knowledge and skills with the development of creative practice. Each activity also aims to embed scientific understanding and help children to ‘know more and remember more’ about the chosen topic, each of which has been selected from the National Curriculum and/or the Early Learning Goals.
The resource ‘Teaching Primary Science through Creativity: Identifying and Classifying Nature’ is available via: www.peachwestnorfolk.co.uk/project-information