Red Squirrels: 20.04.18

We have been very creative, curious, reflective, collaborative, resourceful and resilient learners this week! On Monday we were curious when we looked at different flowers. We looked the different part of the plants; plants have a stem, petals, leaves and roots. We then practised drawing different flowers onto a piece of paper that had been folded into four. We used our sketching techniques to draw them.

After break we learnt about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. She draws flowers in different ways to any other artists. She makes her flowers fill the page so that the petals look like they are falling off of the page. We used iPads to take photographs of the flowers and then we zoomed in to make the petals look like they were falling off of the screen.

We then all drew and painted a picture of our flower in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.

On Tuesday we all became teachers! We taught Reception and Year 1 about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe and the techniques she used. We also learnt about Andy Warhol, he was a pop artist and the artist Monet who uses dabbing and swirling techniques to create his paintings.

In English we have been reading The Scarecrows’ Wedding, by Julia Donaldson.  We have been writing sentences using conjunctions to join two small sentences together.

‘You can come to our wedding if you give us a feather.’

Harry O’Hay went to collect pink flowers, but he needed water.’