Friday, 23 September 2016

Cave Paintings Part 2...

Wow, what an amazing Art lesson we all had! Using our classroom as a cave, and all of our children being extremely creative.... every child has created their own version of a Stone Age cave painting.

 Some of our children had decided to draw woolly mammoths, sabre tooth tigers, bison and deer, whilst others were drawing their Stone Age tools such as spears.

After creating our own Stone Age Cave Painting Fact Files, the children will be making their own paint to decorate their cave ( I wonder if I should do this outside!!)

Thanks for reading our blog, check back to see what we do with the paint.......

Cave Paintings!

This week, as part of our Stone Age topic, we have been researching and learning about cave paintings.

What an exciting prospect it was to create our own paintings, however, in line with the people who lived in the Stone Age, we imagined our classroom was a cave, which meant we had no tables or chairs, therefore the children had to become creative....

 Many of our children were using the walls of the classroom to lean against whilst they were drawing.

This was proving to be quite difficult...however in true Stone Age tradition, the children persevered!

Some of the questions which were asked during this activity.....

Why did they not build a table?

Did they use a ladder to get right to the top?

I've made a mistake, can I use a rubber? Were there rubbers during Stone Age times?

Several of the children, decided to adopt the technique of lying on the floor (inside our cave!) Fantastic method, with something secure to lean on. However, what happens if a sabre tooth tiger enters our cave? Or a woolly mammoth? Or even a bear? Surely these children would be in big trouble if one of these came for a 'visit' to our cave? Nonetheless...they continued to draw!!

Finally, quite a lot of our children chose to use the underneath of our tables, as if they were drawing cave paintings on the ceiling of our caves! How very creative!

An absolutely fabulous Art/History lesson, remember to check back for our finished cave paintings!

Please note, no children were eaten by any Stone Age animals during this lesson!

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Sticks and Stones!

A new school year, a new classroom, a new teacher and a new topic!
The Stone Age is already proving to be extremely popular with every member of our class. Our current story in Literacy is the ‘Stone Age Boy’ and it is the perfect text for our children to dive back into the Stone Age, learning how they lived, how they would hunt and cook their food and what they did to pass the time. It is already proving to be very successful, especially when we compared it to life today!
This week, the children have been retelling the story of the ‘Stone Age Boy’, specifically through drama. Here are some photos of the freeze frames the children have created this week to retell our class text.

Remember to check our blog next week to see our Stone Age cave paintings!