Our website is an ever-growing bank of video and interactive resources to inspire your class to get involved with the arts. There is everything from making a clay coil pot, an animation, or a book, but these resources can be used beyond cultural education. Here are ways in which you can link to the new National Curriculum.

Science and Maths

Here are some examples of resources on Culture Street that can be used to support the new Science and Maths curriculum in schools.

Science
KS2/Year 5 - Properties and changes of materials
KS3 - Materials

Pupils should explore reversible changes, including, evaporating, filtering, sieving, melting and dissolving, recognising that melting and dissolving are different processes. Pupils should explore changes that are difficult to reverse, such as burning, rusting and other reactions.
(NC page 163).

Mike Eden

Culture Street supports the subject content 'Properties and Changes of Materials' by demonstrating non-reversible change when clay is fired in the films featuring ceramicist Mike Eden. Includes footage of throwing, kiln firing and glazing techniques and the changes in the material from bag of clay to ceramic object.

Science
KS2/Year 5 - Properties and changes of materials
KS3 - Materials

Pupils should explore reversible changes, including, evaporating, filtering, sieving, melting and dissolving, recognising that melting and dissolving are different processes. Pupils should explore changes that are difficult to reverse, such as burning, rusting and other reactions.
(NC page 163).

Slip Decorator

The learning is reinforced in the interactive activity Slip Decorator. Slip decoration uses different coloured liquid clays all of which are grey until fired in a kiln. Slip Decorator demonstrates this in action with a virtual kiln.

Science
KS2/Year 5 - Properties and changes of materials
KS3 - Materials

Pupils should explore reversible changes, including, evaporating, filtering, sieving, melting and dissolving, recognising that melting and dissolving are different processes. Pupils should explore changes that are difficult to reverse, such as burning, rusting and other reactions.
(NC page 163).

Paul Scott

Further exploration of ceramic techniques are available in the short films about artist Paul Scott. Paul uses screen printed transfers which are then applied to white china forms by firing in a kiln.

Science
KS2/Year 5 - Properties and changes of materials
KS3 - Materials

Pupils should explore reversible changes, including, evaporating, filtering, sieving, melting and dissolving, recognising that melting and dissolving are different processes. Pupils should explore changes that are difficult to reverse, such as burning, rusting and other reactions.
(NC page 163).

Carla Edwards

The chemical changes involved in the resin casting section of the unit about Carla Edwards. Carla pours liquid resin into molds to make her jewellery. By adding a catalyst the resin sets in an non reversible reaction. The resulting forms are polished to make broaches and bangles.

Science
KS2/Year 5 - Properties and changes of materials
KS3 - Materials

Pupils should explore reversible changes, including, evaporating, filtering, sieving, melting and dissolving, recognising that melting and dissolving are different processes. Pupils should explore changes that are difficult to reverse, such as burning, rusting and other reactions.
(NC page 163).

Jewellery Designer

The learning is reinforced and replicated in the interactive activity Jewellery Designer. In this activity the user can cast virtual resin jewellery and polish it in a tumble polished full of stones.

Mathematics
KS2/Year 3
Geometry
Property of shapes

Pupils should be taught to recognise that angles are a property of shape or a description of a turn.
(NC page 106)

Rachel Towe

The film on Culture Street of Rachel Towe using dance to teach mathematics gives an interesting approach to delivering these areas.

Mathematics
KS2/Year 4
Position and Direction

Pupils should be taught to recognise that angles are a property of shape or a description of a turn.
(NC page 106)

Rachel Towe

The film on Culture Street of Rachel Towe using dance to teach mathematics gives an interesting approach to delivering these areas.