The children have been researching about the art work that was left behind by the Romans. They have found out that archaeologists have discovered mosaics during archaeological digs. They have designed their own mosaic, inspired by the Roman mosaics they have looked at, then used wooden square dowels to ‘print’ their mosaics. This process required a lot of concentration!
This half term we are looking at the theme “A Tale of Two Sides”. Not only does our focus book this week have two sides but it actually has 4 different perspectives of the same day of a walk in the park. We have been learning how to use our iPads this week, learning skills such as logging into our google accounts, accessing google classroom and uploading our learning onto the platform. We have even become photographers this week where we took photos of ourselves in our own “park” ensuring that we had shadows to mimic the Voice 3 illustrations from our focus book. Our artwork was directly related to our class novel, as we recreated images of ourselves and our chosen moods in the style of Anthony Brown, using pastel techniques. Children then used word hippo to find synonyms (words that mean the same) of their chosen emotion to create clines (see Romeesa’s below). They had to ensure the word was appropriate for that context by doing some additional research. Not only have we delved into the illustrations but we have also explored the variety of techniques used to help the reader understand the different emotions explored. We created an SPO to talk about how Anthony Browne has used specific techniques within his book. Take a look at Gia’s below! As you can see our week has been full of learning opportunities.