On Wednesday we learnt about Antoni Gaudi, the famous architect. We looked at houses that Gaudi had built in Barcelona and La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's most well known design, which still isn't finished! Gaudi didn't like straight lines, instead he used lots of curved lines, he knew that by curving his walls and structures this would make them stronger.
Flamingo challenge: can you balance a book on top of pieces of paper.
This is impossible was our first thought, but through lots of co-operation and problem solving Flamingos were able to build towers made out of many layers. There was an amazing atmosphere in our classroom as the children worked together, they were inspired and celebrated success with each other. More importantly it taught them to be resilience as they had to keeping trying even when their tower fell down. There were many examples of children learning from their mistakes and improving their ideas. You can see our excitement in our photos!
Today we have been learning about the Spanish artist Salvador Dali. He was an eccentric man with a funny moustache. We began the day making our own moustaches, then we drew portraits of Dali using charcoal. Dali was a surrealist painter and he enjoyed painting pictures of dreams. This afternoon we looked Dali's painting of elephants, then we used soft pastels to create our own elephant picture. We had to practice our blending skills to produce a beautiful background.