Year 1

Term 1

This term we have been busy building on our skills of colour mixing. Mrs Clarkson rolled out huge sheets of paper onto the tables and we used ready mixed paints to look at mixing primary colours to discover secondary colours. She also challenged some of us to see if we could make our green paint darker by only adding yellow or blue.

After that we looked at watercolour paints and experimented with mixing those together to see if we could make the same colours. We also used wax crayons and candles and painted over them to see what the effect would be. We discovered that we could still see the drawings even after we painted over them!

Then we looked at some pictures of landscapes and talked a bit about proportion and where the sky is. We then used wax crayons to draw clouds, suns, rainbows etc and painted over the top using watercolour paints.

Mrs Clarkson showed us the painting ‘Burg and sun’ by Paul Klee. We talked about what the painting reminded us of and which shapes we could see in it. We then created our own buildings by drawing around rectangles and squares and adding on little windows. Some of us also cut out triangles to make a roof.

Miss Munday took photos of us pretending to be superheroes. Finally we got to use all of the shapes we had made and we stuck them together to make collages of superheroes flying through the sky. We all drew emojis to show if we enjoyed trying out the watercolour paints over the wax crayons.

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