Our Topic this term is entitled 'Earth and Beyond'.
What is our place in the universe? What lies beyond the earth? We know that when we look up at our sky we will see the Sun, the Moon and the stars. We take them for granted. But why are they there? What do they do? How do they affect the Earth? Astronomy, like all sciences, is about asking questions. By becoming space explorers, we can ﬁnd out more about our solar system and the deeper mysteries of the universe.
As aspirational artists, the children will explore the techniques of Marbling and charcoal to create lunar landscapes. We will consider how the best ways to share our art with others exploring the ideas of exhibitions and sharing art electronically.
We started our journey into art by creating clay models of the lunar surface. The children studied photographs of the moon and discussed what they saw. Once we had a good idea of what was there, we got out the clay, experimented with our tools and techniques to create some pretty effective scale models.
We have been studying 3D shapes and their properties this week. The children started by exploring the properties of shapes and then we moved on to finding real life examples around us and outside in the real world. Cuboids are very prevalent at Vale View!