Thursday, 22 September 2011

Japanese carp windsocks, paper collage castles and flower contour drawings

Now for oodles of art! 

Mrs Hillier invited us to view 2C's art work. Wow! I was blown away so I thought you may like a peek too...

If any of this art is yours and you would like it removed- no problem- leave me a comment to let me know! If you would like to have credit (your first name displayed) please let me know- I can do that too.

They created these robots after reading a Kenn Nesbitt robot poem.

Flower contour drawings
Mrs Hillier explained that a continuous line was used for the whole of these flower drawings. Their pencils never left the paper!

2C found that they could use the paper that was a base to paint their Japanese windsocks (see below) as a backdrop for their flower contour drawings. Now that's recycling in action!

Japanese Carp windsocks- Koinobori
The class visited Japan on their world trip in SOSE and learnt that Carp-shaped windsocks are traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children's Day.

The carp has become the symbol of the Boys' Festival because the Japanese consider it the most spirited of fish, so full of energy and power that it can fight its way up swift-running streams and cascades. Because of its strength and determination to overcome all obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals.

As Mrs Hillier noted, we wish the same for our boys and girls.

Paper collage castles
I loved these bright paper collage castles. The Year 2s have been learning about different materials and their purposes in Science. We explored vocabulary such as transparent, opaque, translucent, bumpy and waterproof...

Mrs Hillie wrote that 'paper is a thin material mainly used for writing, printing, drawing or for packaging. It is made by pressing together wet pulp. The pulp will have been made from wood, rags or grasses. Paper is matter that has been physically changed'.

Library display

And then we found this display in our library. Oh gosh, just wonderful too!

Around each hexagon are words or possibly quotes pertaining to the book this class explored in literature.

1 comment:

  1. How amazing are those art works! I also love the stories in which they were inspired!