Explorative Finger painting with Year 5!

Making the most of the gorgeous sunshine, Yeti class ventured outside to explore the idea of painting using shadow. We watched a You Tube artist painting with just the tips of his fingers and jumped at the chance to create our own using celebrities and illustrations. We spoke about how our art would look very different from our stimulus and we embraced the unique technique and found our results very thought provoking.

Year 5 Working as Artists

We have been inspired by Grayson Perry’s Art Club to work on portraits of our own. We took it in turns to observe and capture each other in portrait form. First we used pencil and next we experimented with using tea, coffee and soya sauce to add colour to our portraits. We had to put our trust in each other, when working as artists and as models!

Exploring Artist materials in Yr 5

This week, whist working as artists, some of us came out of our comfort zone! The classrooms were a hive of activity! We’ve been brave and collaborated on some large scale drawings and we have also been problem solving whilst continuing with our ‘Panic at the Tesco’ art project. We have explored using ink to draw with and we have made view finders to explore detail and scale.

We are mathematicians!

This week we have played a Maths game from Somalia. It was similar to draughts but it was called ‘Pumpkin Patch’. We played against each other and tried to think strategically. Today, we continued to work together finding patterns within shapes. We used our mathematical vocabulary to explain the patterns we found.

Welcome back Year 5!

This half-term we are working as artists. We began with expressive mark-making using charcoal and pencil. We explored how different styles of music effected the drawings we made. We tried drawing with each hand and even drawing with our eyes closed. It was brilliant to be back in school, joining in together and having fun!