Year one pupils have been drawing plastic animal toys from observation this week. As a class, we discussed: how to carefully look at the objects and drawing what they see; the importance of referring back to the object regularly when drawing; sketching lightly with their pencil in case they need to rub out their lines; how to begin to make two-dimensional drawings have the appearance of being three-dimensional; how to describe texture with line and also how to layer pencil colours.

Drawing plays a massive role in children’s’ development. It helps them to develop their hand-eye co-ordination and fine-motor skills; enables children to communicate and express feelings and ideas; think creatively and also observe, analyse and record the world around them.

Observational drawing is a really challenging and the children’s drawings are fantastic. Please view the gallery below: