Robins have recently been learning all about the Ancient Greeks and the importance of Greek pottery and vases.
Robins made a request if they could have a go at actually making them, and… guess what? We did!
It was a lot of hard work requiring perseverance and concentration. Many of us reflected on how difficult or hardworking the process is and how skilful the Ancient Greeks were.
Below is a short video of our learning!
Everybody worked well and we’re now waiting for them to dry out to take home. Well done Robins!
As an extension task; paint and decorate them at home!
Today, Robins looked at a picture by Gustav Klimt called “The Tree of Life”.
They learnt the tree of life represents wisdom, protection, strength, and beauty. It reaches up into the sky and down into the earth. It links Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld.The swirled branches make people want to keep looking at the painting to explore and find more.
Robins then focused on spirals as their theme and Mrs Parry showed the children how to quill. The children created their own designs and pictures. There was real perseverance this afternoon in Year 4!
This half term, Robins are practising their drawing skills with pencils. They have experimented with different pencils (HB to 6B) and shaded by using cross hatching, hatching, random hatching, stippling, ink wash and contour hatching techniques.
This week Robins watched films of artists drawing fruit and shapes with shadows and then had a go themselves.
Abdulbari, Millie, Cara and Jake were particularly successful and after persevering and concentrating, they all felt really proud of their art work. Well done!