This unit of work will explore mark making, colour and shapes relating to emotional responses to fear.
In this unit discussion to generate relevant words and language, relating to fear, is followed by drawing and painting to create equivalent marks, shapes and colours. After this experimental stage more sustained work is encouraged to explore children's emotional response to fear.
One way to start this project would be to make a link with two other units, 'Guernica' and 'war and fear'. You could also begin by reading children a poem, story or factual account of war or being afraid. The focus will be the emotion of fear. The class can go on to discuss what it is like to feel afraid.
"Have you ever been in frightening situations yourselves? Can you describe what happened? How did you feel?
What happens to your body when you are afraid?. Is it like being happy and content? What are the main differences?"