Clarice Cliff-inspired artwork
As a great finale to our local History topic about Stoke-on-Trent, the children researched the work of Clarice Cliff and discussed which of her iconic designs they liked most. They created their own Clarice Cliff-inspired art on a plate from Gladstone Pottery Museum, which they later painted and outlined. The results are brilliant and the children proudly showed their work to classmates. Some plates are on display in class for a short time; all plates will come home very soon.
Smoky Stoke art
Towards the end of our local history topic, the children looked at the work of local artist Sid Kirkham, who captured the effects of industrialisation in a unique way. The children were set the challenge of creating their own piece of art with the theme' Smoky Stoke', using the medium of charcoal.
Launch Day - 'The Tin Forest.'
This week, the children have been introduced to the class text for this half term, 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward. Different themes from the text were explored during Tuesday - beginning with the shocking discovery of rubbish in the classrooms! The children categorised the rubbish and discussed the effect it has on the environment. Later, the children found out about different types of forest and matched animals to their rainforest habitat, as well as using scientific clues to match exotic plants to their names. The children explored the new medium of florist's wire to create flowers, finishing the design with tissue paper. During the afternoon, everyone planted some seeds and sketched flowers using observational skills.