Year 5 were lucky enough to have a visit from an artist, Emily Compton, who shared her story of The Watercress Pioneer. This was a man, William Bradbury, who came from Maple Cross and was the first person to grow and sell watercress, which was transported to London on The Watercress Express! Year 5 used local, natural resources as the characters in their stories, who became pioneers to solve problems we experience in our community. The stories are only in the early stages but the creative thinking that took place was incredible!
Today, different classes worked together to think about how they can represent the concept of LEARNING through Art. The children were not allowed to use pencils or pens and had to be collaborative learners bringing together shared ideas to create these stunning creative pieces.
Each group was able to talk through how their creations were linked to learning. We were very impressed with all of the wonderful ideas that were shared.
Mrs Tricket is very excited to put each piece up for display to welcome us back into school in September.
Please take a momen to talk to your child about the ideas behind their pieces, I’m sure they will WOW you as they did us!
Year 4 explored the various Stone Age cave paintings that have been discovered around the world. They used the styles of the different caves to create their own versions of the paintings. It was brilliant to see so many children taking risks in their learning by trying out new ideas, reflecting on what worked well and using this to create their final version.
Today in Year 1 & Year 2 we had an exciting felt workshop as part of art enrichment week.
After creating some incredible silhouettes in art the past few weeks, children were able to recreate their work using felt. The children learnt about stretching the material, felting it using nets and soap and finally rolling it using a massive wooden roller. Year 1 and 2 saw the rolling as a good opportunity to practice some maths!
The felt pieces are going to be ready for their grand unveiling later in the term at open classroom!
Welcome back to the new half term. We hope everyone had a great weeks break and squeezed in lots of reading ready for World Book Day.
This week we are hosting an art enrichment week which will give pupils opportunities to work with artists, visits galleries and unleash their creativity. Have a look at the art bellow. Which is your favourite and why? What techniques and styles are similar and different? What moods and atmospheres do they create? Why?
This week Year 5 started their new art sketch books by exploring different artistic dimensions. Linking to their Spanish topic the children are discovering the styles of different iconic Spanish artists. Come on in and have a look.
Y2 have been extending their computing skills by creating folders and copying files [and putting them into their newly created folders]. They then used an outline of the Queen (to fit in with our topic) and learnt how to use the fill tool to turn them into Andy Warhol style pieces of art. We then learnt how to add text to our image, so that we could out our names on them. I am so impressed by how much Y2 have learnt in such a short space of time!
What a way to celebrate our ‘show-off’ week! Year 6 showed fantastic collaboration and perseverance during their Bake Off competition and all the judges were pleasantly surprised with the presentation, taste and texture!
Year 6 – What skills did you learn?