Wednesday 16 December 2020
Wednesday 9 December 2020
This week's project was all about preparing for Christmas, starting a day early with an advent wreath, some Christmas wreaths, and some salt-dough decorations for the tree:
The children made some Christmas crackers:
And made gingerbread Christmas trees and 'reindeer bark' for eating with the decorating.
Finally we watched a couple of Christmas films: It's a Wonderful Life (which they thought was a bit long), and The Star, a retelling of the Christmas story from the donkey's perspective:
Next week's project: The Trumpet of the Swan.
Sunday 6 December 2020
We decided it was time to look at another artist. We hadn't focused on a single artist since Project 136: Leonardo da Vinci, and while we did Project 88: Painting, the only time we've solely focused on a single artist was Project 79: Art and Mondrian.
We started by learning about Kandinsky and his work, looking at a PowerPoint on Twinkl, reading about him in the art books we have, and watching a YouTube video.
We looked at the colour wheel, got the children to mix their own colours, and created Kandinsky-style concentric circles.
Finally the children created their own abstract masterpieces by rolling a dice to pick geometric shapes and lines for inclusion.
Next Project: Preparing for Christmas.