I inspired the children with images of collages, explaining that these pictures hadn't been made with paint but with torn paper! The children were very surprised and looked closely to see all of the tiny pieces of paper used.
For a starter I modelled tearing a small piece of paper and creating a picture out of the pieces. The new keyword introduced was overlapping, which I explained was placing pieces of paper over each other (in this case slightly). This starter was aimed to help the children think about composition as they did not have to stick anything and could move the paper around until they were happy. It also helped me to address what overlapping meant as this was a new concept for them.
After the children had done this I then modelled creating a collage. I showed the children how to tear the paper whilst thinking about the shapes and colours I wanted to use to create a lion. I created the lions main using long, thin strips of darker oranges and browns. I then used lighter, yellow colours and square shapes to create the lions face. After this I added more details with darker colours such as black to create the eyes.