Today we began our French themed Arts Week. We began the morning learning about where France is and about how to travel there. We learnt some French greetings and about French food. Mrs Batchelor took out groups of children to make French toast, it was yummy! Mr Higgs visited our class to teach us about some French Artists and show us some famous paintings. We made French flags by out of red and blue mosaic tiles. In the afternoon we learnt about Matisse. We watched a video story called Henri's Scissors and found out when Matisse was older he made art from collaging different coloured bits of paper. We had a go ourselves.
Tuesday 5th June - Arts Week Day 2
Mrs Mullaney worked with us today. In the morning we learnt about Georges Seurat who painted using a style called pointillism, this is where you are only allowed to use dots.
In the afternoon we found out about the Eiffel Tower and made our own out of art straws and masking tape, and lego.
Wednesday - Day 3
Today we made Kadinsky trees. We learnt about the French Artist Kadinsky and copied his style to make our own. This took us all day because there was a lot to do! We had to paint our backgrounds, draw and cut out a tree from black card and finally cut out lots of circles and layer them up to make the leaves. All this effort was worth it because the children's art work is fantastic!
Thursday - Day 4
This morning it was Ashton Vale's Got Talent. Many children from Flamingo Class performed. There was such an array of talent: from dancing to singing, football skills to breakdancing. Well done Year 2, I was very proud of you.
This afternoon we got out the iPad's and did some pointillism pictures using them.
Friday - Day 5
Today we learnt about Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. We looked at the gargoyles on the cathedral and from the Disney film. We then made our own gargoyle out of class. Also we painted our owls we made before half term.
This afternoon we did watercolour paintings in the style of Monet.
First we drew a grid with 9 squares, 3 in each row and column. I challenged the children to put 10 counters in every row and column, but only 10, no more and no less.
This was trickier than we thought. There's was lots of collaborating and discussion, and revising of mistakes. All children could solve the problem and some found more than one possible answer.
We had an amazing time at Forest School today. We played games, drank hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows, made smores, sketched plants, sang songs and read a story. We have so many photos of our exciting morning. Enjoy!
It is Bonfire night this weekend. In Flamingo Class we have been learning about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. We also discussed how to use fireworks safely. We have made some videos with our top tips.
What has been the best bit about being in Flamingo Class this term?
Flamingo Class had a fantastic day out at Cattle Country. I think our highlight was holding the guinea pigs and rabbits. We also enjoyed the tractor ride and jumping on the jumping pillow. Thank you to our helpers for a great day out!
What a fabulous morning we had out in our school grounds! Parents, I know your children will be excited to share what they did today! We played a game called Kuwee, we guided each other to different trees whilst blindfolded, we made dens, we made spirit warriors. Also we learnt to light a fire, then we lit a fire in our fire pit in the sensory garden and cooked our lunch on it. After all our hard work we were hungry! Thank you Mr Inskip for a fabulous morning!
On Friday Lottie's Mum and Izzy's Mum came in and took groups of children to make pizza in our cooking room. We had lots of fun and the pizza tasted delicious. They will be cooking with the rest of the class throughout the turn so everyone will get a turn.