Year R

Term 1

This term we have been very busy experimenting with a range of materials.

We started off the term by looking at skin tones and attempting to mix colours to match our skin. This was quite tricky but we learnt that everyone has got different coloured skin. We painted our faces using the paints that we mixed.

Once the faces had dried we had to use oil pastels to draw on the eyes, nose, lips and hair. We learnt to look carefully in the mirrors to do this.

It was very early in the year to make Christmas cards but we needed to get them sent off nice and early for printing so we made some hand printed robins. We had to add Christmas hats and eyes to them.

We enjoyed reading Elmer and thinking about differences. In art we all made our own collage Elmer elephants. We discovered that every single one looked different!

Finally we made bears by painting using forks. We discovered that we could make marks by dragging the forks through the paint to look like fur. We stuck bowties and bows onto the bears and made eyes for them.

Term 2

We started the term by making some paper plate poppies to add to our whole school Remembrance Day display in the hall. We had to paint the poppies red and add black circles to the middle of them.

After that we did some printing to make huge firework pictures. We used toilet rolls with lots of slits in them and dipped them in the paint and printed them on large sheets of paper. We enjoyed experimenting with mixing the paints during this lesson too.

We spent another lesson thinking about shapes, colours and repeating patterns. We used fruit and vegetables to print with and did lots of talking around patterns and what shape/colour would come next.

Finally we used pasta to make the initial letters of our names. We had to stick the pasta really carefully along the lines.

Term 3

This term we have been learning all about fairy tales so we created lots of work around this topic.

Mrs Clarkson challenged us to create lots of artwork all around our weekly fairy tale. One week, we coloured and decorated gingerbread men and another time we all made different bears for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We had to choose the size of our bear and then use collage materials and wobbly eyes to decorate them. We also made little pigs by sticking the shapes together and doing finger painting to decorate them with pink spots.

We also had some other important jobs to do to create our display. We made a giant gingerbread man by sticking different brown paper onto a big gingerbread man and made some buttons and a bowtie for him. We also printed brown bricks onto a big castle and made three houses out of straw, bricks and sticks. We also made a house for Little Red Riding Hood and painted lots of trees to stick in the background.

Mrs Clarkson took all of our art and some of our writing to Shepway Library and made a display of our work. We are really looking forward to our library visit on Wednesday where we will see our work on the wall like real artists and will enjoy learning about the library and sharing some books.

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