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Emotions in Motion KS2

This learning package is based around a bronze sculpture ‘A Mighty Blow for Freedom’ by Michael Sandle which stands outside The Usher Gallery, Lincoln and refers to other sculptures in the gallery.

The package contains resources and activities that explore how emotions and movement can be represented in art for key stage 2 but can be adapted for other key stages

All images and resources are available within the learning package. This resource can be used as part of a stand alone classroom lesson or in conjunction with a visit to the gallery.

The resources and activities are for KS2 Art & Design. They are framed around QCA topic-based schemes of work, but could easily be adapted to a more skills-based approach. They also support cross-curricular work in Citizenship, ICT and Literacy.

Learning Objectives

  • To question and make thoughful observations
  • To explore how movement can be expressed in art, in particular sculpture
  • To improve knowledge of an individual artist and his work
  • To develop research and investigation skills
  • To be aware of and comment on topical issues within the media
  • To understand that artists use their own work to comment on topical issues within the media
  • To use ICT software and equipment to create own work through annimation
  • To develop new and existing ICT skills
  • To develop creative skills and produce own art work
  • To reflect on own work and comment on others

Look at sculpture

Look at the different images of Michael Sandle’s Sculpture and use the following discussion points to aid pupils observation of the art work.

  • Look at how Michael Sandle has constructed his piece.
  • How has he created the 3D effect?
  • What materials has Michael Sandle used to create this piece?
  • Ask and discuss with the children what shapes have made up the sculpture.
  • Discuss and act out the movement in the sculpture.
  • What is the sculpture doing?
  • How has Michael Sandle conveyed emotion in this piece?
  • What emotions are being expressed?
  • The artist thought about making the sculpture a female figure. What difference do you think this would have made to someone looking at the sculpture?

Look Out For

Battles and Dynasties

Battles and Dynasties

27 May - 3 September 2017

Battles and Dynasties explores the conflict for the crown from Domesday to present day through fascinating documents, paintings and artefacts each fundamental to our local and national heritage. The Exhibition runs from 27 May to 3 September 2017 at the Collection Museum.

It's an unmissable opportunity to see significant pieces on our doorstep here in Lincolnshire, including major objects and paintings that are rarely shown outside of London and some things from private collections that are never on display. Read more about the exhibition here


As part of the Battles and Dynasties the Domesday Book, the country's earliest surviving public record will be on show at Lincoln Castle this summer.

This is a rare and unmissable opportunity to see Domesday on display, in a castle built by the same king that ordered the document. The iconic document will be on display in the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault. Read more about Domesday at Lincoln Castle here

This exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme. Lincolnshire County Council would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.

Battles and Dynasties has been brought together by Lincolnshire County Council and Lord Cormack in partnership with the Historic Lincoln Trust, The National Archives and the British Library.


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