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Wednesday 13th May 2020

Today you have a little bit of fun in art and then history (your last lesson about Benin)!

Twitter Challenge!


LI: To use my knowledge and research, to recreate famous artwork



You may have seen on the internet, or TV, that museums around the world are challenging people to 'recreate famous artwork' from home. Well now we want you to do the same...


You can choose any piece of art that already exists and try to recreate it using things that you already have at home.


Make sure that you note down the original artist and name of the artwork too (and place a photo of it next to yours).


Mrs Pemberton had a great idea that 'Unmade bed' by Tracy Emin would be an easy one to recreate! Have a go! Get your family involved and be as creative as you like. Please tweet photos of your creations @kensingprimary we are checking every day and LOVE to see what you have been up to!


Here are some examples (click to make them bigger)

These are all from the internet- google it, there are hundreds of ideas:

Madonna and Child - Master of St Cecilia
CompositionII in red,blue and yellow-Piet Mondrian
The Son of Man by Rene Magritte
Salvador Dali and Gala by Nikola Golubovski
Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
Transverse line by Wassily Kandinsky
Scream by Edvard Munch
Suleiman the Magnificent (portrait) by Titian

Wednesday 13th May 2020

LI: To explain how and why the Kingdom of Benin became powerful and also how and why the empire came to an end.


Today is your last lesson in this sequence about Benin so you will need to draw upon the information that you lave learned over the past few weeks. All of the pages and previous lessons are still there if you need to return, history was on:

Week 3: Thursday

Week 4: Thursday

Week 5: Wednesday


Today's lesson:

Get your paper or activity sheets ready then follow the powerpoint through and complete each task as you come to it. If you are finding one part particularly hard, or that it is taking a lot of time, just move on. Do not worry :)



1. I can identify, generate and order by significance the reasons why the Kingdom of Benin became a powerful empire.

2. I can answer comprehension questions about Europeans in Benin and the Benin Punitive Expedition.

3. I can describe how different historical characters may have felt about events in Benin’s history.

Bonus: I can create a poster to demonstrate my learning about the Kingdom of Benin.