Term 6 2019
Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work of 19th and 20th century artists.
During this half term, we’ll visit Turner Contemporary to view an exhibition. We’ll talk about features of the artwork and sketch our favourite pieces. We’ll research important artwork of the 19th and 20th centuries online, choosing a favourite piece of art to describe in more detail. Using maps, we’ll locate art galleries around the world and calculate how much it would cost to get there. When we’ve gathered a range of materials, we’ll make beautiful sketchbooks and use them to collect ideas and inspiration. We’ll create pieces of art inspired by well-known artists and use search engines to source images of modern art to put into a digital portfolio. We’ll express ourselves through poetry, stories, music and painting. Art can affect our feelings and emotions, and we’ll investigate whether everyone responds in the same way. We’ll also use found objects to create a surreal sculpture.At the end of the topic, our work will be displayed in an exhibition, and we’ll give guided tours. We’ll also perform an expressionist dance for our audience.
Harrison class have been researching the Home Front during World War Two. The children were given a choice to investigate one of these questions:
What is the cost of war?
In term 2, we will be learning about the first world war. We will look at the role of horses during WW1, the causes of the war, life at a soldier on the front line as well as important events during the four years of conflict. We will be working on our drama skills and hot-seating characters in role as different people from war time in order to explore feelings, emotions and events that they would have experienced. Lots of learning to be done!
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