This week, we have been busy working on our ‘ojo de dios’ or ‘eye of god’. These link into our topic about Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. These are made by weaving a design out of yarn on a wooden cross. They are believed to protect those while they pray.
This week, we have been looking at the work of Frida Kahlo. We discussed her use of colour and how she portrays herself in her portraits. We discussed what it means to be us and how our identify shapes us and then worked on drawing the things which make up our identify.
We will use these to create a frame around our portraits in the next few weeks.
This week, we have been investigating light and how it travels in a straight line. We set up our own investigations to prove this and then went outside to look at shadows. We found out that our shadows keep the same shape as us because light travels in a straight line.
This week, we have been learning all about seasonal food as part of our DT unit. We looked at foods which we grow in the UK and ones which we import from other countries. We looked at where some of the foods in the supermarket came from and found:
This week, we visited Two Temple Place to see the Body Vessel Clay exhibition. We learnt all about some excellent artists, including Ladi Kwali, a Nigerian artist who often included geometric patterns and animals on her work.
We also built our own ‘Tree of Life’ which included our goals and hopes for the future.