As there was no blog yesterday, you are in for a treat today as you have two days worth of arts week fun to read about!
Year 3 children began the day with French and RE where they wrote and practiced songs to do with what they think Britain represents. In the afternoon, they began making their Guy Fawkes out of the socks and tights the children had brought in.
Today Year 3 created Andy Warhol inspired shadow portraits of the Queen. They enjoyed going on a bear hunt with the Pauline Quirke Academy and then we learned about the inventor of TV and used charcoal pencils and oil pastels to draw old fashioned TVs. We were also filmed performing our traditional songs.
Year 4 had a Lowry day today! They investigated the artist himself, and looked at the styles of his landscapes and portraits. To link with this term’s art on portraits, they created some of a lady and used collage techniques to create the lips and hair. They also researched the artist online and created factfiles.
Year 4 had great fun with the Pauline Quirke Academy today and then learnt how to create a mount for their 3D frame! Their wow factor is also well underway!
Year 5 had fun dancing to James Bond music. The teachers described it as action-packed and said that the children loved it and enjoyed it thoroughly. They have created a huge Britain map, full of British landmarks and famous, iconic things. They have baked biscuits that are going to turn into playing cards, to be served at their Mad Hatter’s tea party! Their papier mache has turned a corner, and is finally beginning to look like crockery! Some children have been involved in decorating the huge cake; unfortunately it is not edible!
Year 5 have been decorating their biscuits today (all thanks to Mrs Oxby) and I must say that they look fantastic. With paper, they also created brilliant cupcakes that are very colourful! They have also made their tablecloth ready for their tea party. I have a feeling their wow factor is really going to stand out in the exhibition.
We had a fantastic morning, learning about Op Art by a british artist called Bridge Riley. Whilst some of you may have heard of Pop Art, this is different! We had a look at optical illusions and watched tutorials to help us create some on a cube template. We have used bright coloured pens to colour in our designs and before long, our eyes were starting to go a little bit funny. Year 6 were also extremely lucky as we had a visit from two History teachers from SWR who came to do a lesson with us about British Values. We learnt about 4 of the main values, and in particular looked at respect, democracy and how we have freedom of voice. We even watched the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, and tried to spot as many British things as we could! We also used watercolours to paint the white cliffs of Dover. This is because of the RAF Spitfire planes flying over them during the war.
This morning we began the day by creating our tree weaving template out of brown wool. A thousand knots and questions later, the children began weaving various different colours through their tree on top of their paper plate to finish our piece of the British countryside. We then continued our ‘Op Art’ cubes and have finally glued and stuck them together. They look fantastic! Pauline Quirke Academy also worked with us today; we had to form different objects beginning with a certain letter, buzz around the hall like bees and even try and improvise drama pieces and include funny made up words such as hoggletrumper and snozzlebutt! I wonder how many of these words they will try and slip into your dinner table conversations tonight…!
Tomorrow marks the last day of Arts Week and the final day for competition entries to be in. At the end of the day the children will have a special celebration assembly, where certain children will be awarded for their effort and participation in all activities this week!