In y3, as a follow up to their pop-ups last week, we decided to sculpt some penguins (and seals) out of clay. We modelled the penguins around our thumbs! Dowels and broken lollipop sticks complete the look. We'll let them air-dry before painting.
I love the modelling and detail of these back flippers.
In FS2 today we continued with our 'G & 3 bears' theme. Using simple origami we made the cottage 3d so that it could stand and have both an 'outside' and an 'inside'! The idea can be adapted for many traditional tales - 3 little pigs, Handel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood etc. It can even be made to pop-up!
In FS2 they have begun to look at traditional tales. First up is 'Goldilocks...' so we had a go at drawing bears using simple shapes.
In Y1 they are looking at Britain & the monarchy. So we created a Union flag from images of things that we considered reminded us of Britain - the different native animals, famous landmarks, flowers, people etc. You might be able to spot a London bus, the Queen and a teacup. (Nb. Some of the pics were done by the adult helpers!)
Have gone and done it - I've signed up to the behemoth that is Facebook. I've finally decided that it's probably the best way to promote any work that I do. Although my blog does get read (thankyou!), more people interact with FB and it's an easier platform to share and respond to the work of others.
Suffice to say, any future posts on here might be even more few and far between than previously.
Today is the day I venture down amongst the little people - our 3 yr olds! We had a go at drawing and naming shapes (using dots to guide us) and then decided what we could make from them. We added lots of detail whilst concentrating on pencil grip, language skills etc.
Penguins, polar bears and seals! Today in y3 we drew these 'cos it's been snowing and is very cold! They are also, next week, going to be starting a 'topic' all about cold places. We looked online for pictures so we could add more detail.