Developing images using repeating patterns
In this unit pupils learn to develop visual ideas and to realise these ideas using ICT. Pupils will need to use a computer graphics package to explore and experiment with ideas and will amend and modify their work to meet specific outcomes. They also learn to save their work as they go along. They learn to use ICT tools appropriately and will select areas of an image to cut, copy and change. They learn to export their work to other packages and import images from sources such as clip art, scanner or digital camera. Pupils will apply what they have learnt in this unit when using ICT to produce pictures, plans and maps in art, design and technology, and geography.
4b Lite (ICT Lites are concise sheets showing the objectives, key skills and techniques to be taught, without the suggested teaching activities.)
Assessment: Pupil Self Review Statements
Teaching Activities l Resources
Examples of Computer Artwork inspired by William Morris
Nature photographs from the internet are manipulated and copied to produce different patterns.
Instructions on how to create repeated patterns using Textease Software
Children could design a cover for their books using repeated patterns. They could also create a decorative border for a piece of work.
Children design wrapping paper or wallpaper for a special event.
Examples of Level 3 work - repeated patterns
Suggested Cross Curricular Activities
RE 3B How do Hindus Celebrate Divali?
Show the children designs of colourful geometric rangoli patterns.
(Four examples of Rangoli patterns: one l two l three l four )
Use both simple and detailed designs, and discuss how they make us feel. Explain the purpose of rangoli patterns and their use within the festival of Divali. Encourage the children to recognize reflective symmetry in the shapes. Point out that the patterns usually have two axes of symmetry. Tell the children they are going to make a rangoli pattern using different media.
Ask the children to apply the key skills and various techniques they have learnt in the unit to create rangoli patterns with two axes of symmetry. They could also incorporate scanned images of rangoli to make composite images. They should review work in progress and amend the designs, saving draft versions.
Download ready prepared Textease CT file
Print out some examples of draft and final patterns and compare them. Ask the children to talk about the changes they made to their work in progress. Compare all the patterns made using different media. Which effects were easier to produce with ICT? Which were harder to produce?
History Unit 6A Roman Mosaics
Children use a variety of media to produce a Roman mosaic, including scanned images to make the composite image.
Art 3B Investigating Pattern
Art and Design 1c, 2b, 5c, 5d
Maths Shape Space and Measures 3b, 1c
3D Photographic Frames
Lesson plan with resources from Lancashire
ICT Scheme of work from Greenwich
A complete set of resources linked to the QCA scheme of work with lesson plans, activities, downloadable resources and more.
Newham ICT Scheme of Work
Featuring active flip chart resources and tutorial videos. Importantly every unit contains a challenge lesson which gives the children an opportunity to develop their independent ICT capability. www.itass.newham.gov.uk/curriculum/sow.aspx
Islamic Carpets Click on the 'Classification' tab then select a carpet.
Website resources on Islamic Carpets -
Seurat paintings and information on the man behind The Bathers.
Images of Seurat’s work
Wallpaper patterns . Computer generated samples.
William Morris wallpaper.
Stained glass images -
Information on Picasso -