Autumn - Africa
The children have been looking at two artists this half term; Andy Warhol and Steven Brown. Both Artists explore the use of colour and repeated patterns. We started by creating repeated animal prints in a variety of colours, much like Andy Warhol did in his famous prints. We then went on to explore different mediums such as paint, wax crayon and felt tip to see how that changed the pattern. Finally, we began to look at how Steven Brown used colour on portraits of animals which we then recreated ourselves linking this to our topic of Africa by choosing a lion portrait.
Brochures for Africa
Over the last two weeks we have been exploring the features of a brochure in preparation to create our own. We have worked really hard to develop our persuasive language and build our sentence skills. Would you like to visit a place like this?
Read All About It!
In our English lessons we have been learning about the features of a newspaper. Using the story 'Akimbo' we wrote our own newspaper report all about the poachers in Africa. We found out lots of information about what poaching was and the children wrote fantastic reports that included facts and quotes.
African Map Work
We have been learning how to use atlases this half term and have been revisiting terminology such as continents, equator, climate and terrain. The children have been learning about the geographical aspects of Africa. Did you know there are 54 countries in Africa?!
Lion King Descriptions
The children have been working really hard to create detailed descriptions of different characters from The Lion King. They have been exploring new and exciting vocabulary to improve their writing and interest the reader.
Types of Teeth
The children have been learning about the different types of teeth humans have. They made their own models and used different colours to represent the canines, incisors, molars and pre molars. We also discussed how some adults have wisdom teeth but they don't have a function!