During Term 1, we worked on a DT project. Please see our class page in the DT section for more information.
This term we have been learning about the sculptor Rey Hernandez. We looked at some of his work, including a sculpture of a dragon and we talked about how we thought he had made it. We decided that he would need to use a very thin tool to make marks in the clay as the scales and eyes on the dragon were very detailed.
We were given a piece of clay and the box of tools and we experimented using a range of decorative techniques. We used knives, forks, tools, sticks and wire to make different marks in the clay. We also looked at pinching the clay to make different textures that might feel like a dragon.
After that we had to plan our own 3D dragon work. We decided to make close ups of the area around a dragon's eye so we had to imagine zooming in on it. Mrs Clarkson found some very cool glass eyes that we could use to make them look really realistic.
Finally we created our dragon artwork. We finished them off by painting them carefully around the eyes. We all loved our finished work!
This term Beech Class have been sewing. We have been learning about the Great Fire of London and started off the term by looking at the features of Tudor houses and then designing our own. We then learnt how to do running and cross stitch and had to create our own Tudor houses by cutting out pieces of black felt and sewing them onto our white houses. After that we had the really fun job of cutting out strips of red, orange and yellow fabric and weaving them into chicken wire to make the flames. Finally, we attached the houses at the bottom and tah dah! We had completed our Great Fire of London 3D textile masterpiece!
This term year 3 have been learning all about colour. They looked at mixing primary colours to make secondary colours and created colour wheels. They then looked at adding white to primary colours to make as many tints as they could. After that we looked at photos of animals in different environments and discovered that many animals use camouflage. We painted our own pictures of animals that are camouflaged in their environments.