Project

All About Me!

Reception

During the course of this project the children explored the understanding of who they are and what makes them unique.

Over the course of this project we navigated big questions such as: 

Who are we? Who am I? (what is my identity?) What makes me special? What makes our class special? (similarities and differences) Who is in my family? Are all families the same?

Through the planning and drawing of self-portraits where we spoke in depth about what each child looks like and how to best represent themselves accurately. Through feedback and modelling the children developed a critical understanding of how they should draw themselves and why. They were able to choose appropriate colours for their skin, hair and eyes. We also spoke in depth about our families and how families can be different to our own. We also approached topics such as how to make friends and what making friends looks like in our classroom through our school value of kindness. The project worked towards a brilliant final art exhibition where the children’s self-portraits were framed and hung up in the hall for their adults at home to come and see.

Curriculum links

Head

Problem solving and critical thinking

Foundational skills

Taking control of your learning

Heart

Care and respect

Working collaboratively

Happiness in body and mind

Hand

Creativity and the arts

Expert skills

Design thinking

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