In the week, Year 5 Kestrels printed pictures of flowers, blossom and trees that we liked. During art today, we started painting the pictures in the style of Claude Monet, thinking carefully about colour and texture.
Some children started a lovely background wash to their picture, trying to add texture and depth to it using the paint.
Some children made an excellent start to their painting by adding the flowers and blossoms or trees onto their background.
In year 5 art we have been studying Claude Monet. We have experimented with mixing colours, looking closely at the tones that Monet used in his water lily paintings. Today we experimented with texture, using layers of tissue paper and glue to create depth and texture within the paint.
Yesterday, the children in year 5 wrote instructions for their ice cream dessert and designed and produced a poster and name card. They have all chosen their ingredients for their mouth-watering creation and are looking forward to it being tasted and judged tomorrow.
On Friday, the girls in year 5 got a visit from Turves Green Girl’s School. They told them all about life at secondary school and gave them a lesson in marbling. They also showed them how to use textiles and paints to make cards. The children really enjoyed it and can’t wait to go and visit the school this Friday.
Year 5 have started their new Art project this week. The children are learning how to create Art using digital media. They have been given a program to trial to see what effects that can come up with. Later in the week, they will be editing a photograph that they have taken themselves. I’m sure you’ll agree, the results are pretty impressive.
Year 5 are thoroughly enjoying their Art topic this term – creating country scenes. They have created different shades of Autumn colours, practised 3D effects and had a go at drawing trees by studying them out on the field.
Today Year 5 were introduced to their artist for art week – Ansel Adams. They discussed how he is a photographer who works with black and white photos and usually captures events of nature.
They then completed a couple of activities using Ansel Adams as inspiration. One consisted of painting with a piece of string and the other was creating patterned landscapes. Both of these activities were completed in a grey scale theme. The children had lots of fun and produced some really fantastic work!
In Art, Year 5 have started a unit based on collage. We started by discussing what collage is and looking at the work of Henri Matisse. We then moved onto the artist Beatriz Milhazes. We have discussed and evaluated her work before having a go at a piece ourselves! In today’s lesson we completed our backgrounds made of lots of rectangular shapes and made our collage apps, ready for stamping on top!
Today the boys and girls went to visit Turves Green secondary school. The girls day was packed full of fun activities.
We started with a cooking lesson, where the girls all learnt how to bake cookies (most of them went for chocolate chip!). The girls were brilliant at following the instructions given and even had a go at washing up their equipment at the end of session.
We then had a little break with drinks and snacks before moving onto the next lesson which was Art. The teacher told the children all about tie-dying and it’s history. The children then completed tie-dying, but with tissue paper rather than fabric, it worked brilliantly!
Finally, we all went outside and watched a small science experiment, it consisted of bottles and foam arrows being suited in the air, it was real fun to watch!
Overall the girls had a fabulous day, they had a brilliant time and behaved sensibly at all times. Well done girls!