Van Gogh’s Bedroom Perspective

Some artworks and artists use  PERSPECTIVE. A very common type of perspective is one point perspective.   Its when the eye is drawn to a point on the horizon. Like this!     The use of perspective lines can be seen in Van Gogh’s “Bedroom at Arles” painting. Objects closer to the front of the…

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Van Gogh’s Chair

Here is a painting that Vincent Van Gogh did of his chair in 1888.  Vincent named this painting “Vincent’s Chair with his Pipe”. He painted it while he was living in Arles, in France.   He was living with another artist called Paul Gauguin. He also painted his friend’s chair! We are going to make a…

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Introducing Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a famous artist who was born in The Netherlands. He is one of Miss B’s favourite artists. He lived a very long time ago. Click here to read more about him.   Can you see some Van Gogh artworks around the classroom?         This term we are creating…

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Bosco the Monkey

Our class mascot is Bosco. He is a proboscis monkey from the island of Borneo.    Here are some photos of proboscis monkeys that Miss Beavis took when she visited Borneo a few years ago.   The younger ones (like Bosco) only have small noses.   But when they get bigger their noses grow so much!    …

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Summer Holidays 2017

What did you get up to in the school holidays?   We certainly had some hot weather, what did you do to keep cool?     Did you go to the beach or the pools?     Did you and your family go for a day trip to the city? Or up or down the…

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Labyrinth Sculptures

Our second sculpture from the Layrinth was to use plastimake and make a small creature like the worm Sarah talks to at the beginning. We had never used plastimake before so we had vary degrees of success with it! Definitely break proof, and something we’d like to try again! And here are our sculptures.

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Labyrinth Door Knocker Sculptures

Last term 5/6J watched ‘The Labyrinth’ movie and created 3D art. One of the artworks we made was a door knocker face, like these ones Sarah has to enter through, after quite a discussion. We used some left over clay, but just like last time, it cracked! So we had to use the glue gun (Well…

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The Great Wave – Watercolour

As part of our topic this term of ‘Living with the Earth’ we have been talking about Tsunamis, espeically those that have affected the Asian region and countries like Indonesia and Japan. People often associate Japan and Tsunamis with this famous painting: The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusa. It…

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Explanation Texts

This term as we learn about Earthquakes, Volcanos and Tsunamis we will be writing Explanations. The poster below explains what an explanation is.   This poster explains the STRUCTURE  of an explanation. Click the link to learn more about Explanations. There are 6 pages to visit. When you have read the 6 pages, test yourself…

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