Today's doodle is in anticipation of tonight's footy game between England & Poland. England need to win to qualify for next years World Cup Finals in Brazil. Here's hoping that the Polish goalie doesn't emulate his countryman from 1973 who kept the then England side at bay and positively refused to let the ball go past him. Fingers crossed for a win!
In art club this week we wove paper strips. We interlocked strips of different widths and then added even thinner strips on the surface. The intention is to embellish these pieces further with threads, buttons and beads.
In an effort to keep some sort of personal creativity going I'm going to try and draw and post a doodle a day. At the moment I do these whilst waiting for the photocopier to get its act together. I then usually leave them lying around in the repro room - to raise a smile, spark ideas, as a random gift for whoever would like them. Here's the first;
As I'm still covering a colleague on long term sick leave it's difficult to have as much of an influence on art across the school as I would like. I've given out lesson plans/notes to each year group and try to suggest ideas that they can easily implement.
Y2 are currently looking at their local environment and we've already sketched the local town. To this end I've tried to sneak art into their maths curriculum and have created the good old standby of a drawing that has to coloured according to a key. Different colours have different values (white=15, blue=10 etc.) They look at a section, work out the sum and then colour it in accordingly. Et voila - a stylised, coloured representation of the town.
We had a parents open session at school yesterday where mums and dads cam in to work with their children. In Numeracy, as part of our study of shape, we created robots! With lots of talk about the properties of 2d/3d shapes and a couple of simple card nets, the children made some wacky 'bots. Bent paperclips served for antennae.