Y2E had a brilliant time on our Heritage Walk on Monday. We found out about theatres in South Shields and we were excellent historians. We looked at clues to find out about the past.
Y2A were very excited to take part in a ‘History of Theatres’ walk around South Shields with history and theatre specialists. The children walked from the Pier Pavillion to the Customs House. They completed activities along Ocean Road, King Street and at the Word. The walk ended at the Customs House where the children took part in activities that allowed them to showcase their new knowledge, which was very impressive!
All of the children have worked together to recreate the Christmas story and have retold the story in their own words. The children have been very proud of their work that has been showcased and displayed around school.
Salvador Dali, a well-known Spanish surrealist painter, was our artist of choice on Art Day. We read about his life, looked at his most popular works of art, and tried to work out the symbolism and meaning in his paintings. One of his paintings, ‘Los Elefantes’, showed the elephants having extremely long, thin legs, attached to regular shaped bodies. Very surreal!
Our own pastel and felt tip designs had a bird theme because we had been to Washington Wetlands on a visit, and were making information booklets about birds in Literacy.
The results were impressive, and we had a lovely day.
In Y4S today, we have been celebrating Art day.
We focused on a very unusual painter called Salvador Dali and in particular we looked at one of his famous pieces of work ‘The Elephant’. As our new topic in Literacy is ‘ Endangered Birds’, we decided to take Dali’s work ‘ The Elephant’ and make it our own by making a bird version.
The children designed their drawing and then presented it on card and on a canvas. We also carried out research on Salvador Dali to find out about his other art work and his life.
Fantastic art work today 4S, Well done!
On Friday the 1st of July, Year 5 had their art day. We looked at the life, art and style of Vincent Van Gogh.
He is considered one of the greatest painters of all time, but only sold 1 piece of art while he lived.
We learned about his life, before planning and sketching our own versions of Starry Night.
“The Starry Night” – Painted in 1889.
To design our own versions of Starry Night, we wanted to included the night sky, similar to Van Gogh, but we wanted to include local landmarks infront of the sky. We decided on some of the following landmarks: Penshaw Monument, Tyne Bridge, Arbeia, Angel of the North and Souter Lighthouse.
First we sketched them and tried to recreate the swirly sky in our art books with both pencils and felt pens, before recreating them on a canvas with paint.
We also tried to recreate his style when doing our own self-portraits and used the internet to find information about him on the internet to create a fact booklet about Vincent.
For a piece of art to be considered Vincent Van Gogh, it must have to following:
How did we do?