This afternoon, Robins were illustrators. We were painting and drawing images inspired by our class reader The Promise. We looked at the illustrations in the book, the colours used, the techniques and style. We noticed how they changed throughout the book, from grey, black and brown to green and much more vibrant.
We planned what we wanted to draw this morning and then this afternoon, used sketching pencils, water colours and wax crayons. We will use the images as the background for our city poems.
On Wednesday Robins showed concentration and creativity whilst having a go at taking their own photo’s. They demonstrated they were able to use grid lines to plan their composition, focus on a subject and adjust the brightness when needed.
Let’s take a look at some of their pieces! Don’t they look good?
They discovered how they could not only apply pre-set filters but also change individual settings, thus becoming advanced photo editors.
It was great fun experimenting how to adjust settings such as Vibrance, Saturation, Hue, Brightness, Contrast and temperature. This required a lot of active listening, concentration, perseverance and creative thinking.
Having mastered the controls; Robins had to edit their photo to match the style of
In Art this afternoon, the Robins were exploring sketching pencils. We looked at the different names of the pencils and what they mean and what we would use them for. Then we experimented with the different pencils in our sketch books. We compared the H and B pencils and what was different about them.
As an extension activity Mr Lo showed Robins how to write volcano (known as a fire mountain) in Chinese. Volcano in Chinese is made up of the Chinese characters for Fire and Mountain. Can you see how the Chinese characters are pictograms?
Notice how Robins, shaded in various parts of the flames using different sketching pencils to see how the difference in tones between pencils.
This afternoon in art, The Robins in year 4 were designing their final mosaics. First, we looked at images of other mosaics for inspiration and then planned and coloured our own design. Some of the Robins chose to do a repetitive pattern and some decided to try and depict an image.
The Robins needed to think carefully about what colours they would use, how they would make their final design – what materials would they use? And finally, how would they ensure their mosaics would be precise!
If you were a rich or important roman, you may have had a special type of floor covering known as a mosaic. These were made up of small tiles known as ‘Tessarae’ fitted together to form patterns and pictures.
Roman Mosaics have been found around the world, including Bath
and the surrounding areas. The designs may be simple borders and
pictures, or intricate patterns and scenes of everyday life.
In Art, Robins explored one popular repeating pattern known as the ‘Greek Key’.
We then paid attention to the skill in ensuring our work is precise and had a go at drawing Solomen’s knot.