Theme of trees.
Class 1 collected leaves from the wildlife area and arranged them, photographed them, took rubbings from them and made paint prints with them. They then cut out all of the impressions of their leaves, painted a tree trunk and branches and stuck their multimedia leaves on to them!
Class 2 used natural materials (mostly twigs) to print tree trunks and leaves. They went to the wildlife area and looked at the trees for inspiration then printed outdoors!
Class 3 learnt a poem about conkers, made artwork in the wildlife area inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and took part in a series of music workshops led by Roman River Music. They will perform their pieces of music to the whole school at the end of term.
Class 4 learnt about Thomas Gainsborough’s life and how he was an inspiration for John Constable. They then painted a landscape piece of art in the style of Gainsborough and created a Pop-up book, to include their artwork and his biography. They went to the wildlife area to learn and recite our poem The walk through the woods by Rudyard Kipling, as our wildlife area reflects what was described in the poem.
Class 5 continued rehearsals for their production “Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies” which included singing, dancing and acting elements of art. They also created abstract artwork based on trees, focusing on the use of geometric shapes and using contrasting warm and cool tones for the background.
The whole school took part in a poetry recital at the end of the week.