O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches!
The children used the craft technique of quilling to create these beautiful Christmas cards. Quilling is the art of rolled, shaped, and glued paper that results in creating a unified, decorative design. The name quilling is thought to come from the origin of the art when birds’ feathers, or quills, were used to coil the strips of paper around.
Jesus is the reason for the season.
As part of our Advent preparations the children discussed the statement ‘Jesus is the reason for the season.’ We discovered that while the bright lights, presents and break some school are much loved part of the Christmas celebrations and help create a festive atmosphere, we must remember to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. We tried to shift our focus onto the Christian message and the real meaning of Christmas. Christmas is the fulfilment of God’s promise to send a Saviour and a time to prepare our hearts and our homes for the coming of Jesus. The children then created these beautiful pieces of art using all the words which we discussed.
Curves of Pursuit – Maths Week
The children made curves of Pursuit as part of their maths art. This was great practice for the children exploring different 2-D shapes, how to measure accurately using a ruler and draw straight lines. Although all the lines that the children drew are straight they created a curved appearance.
The Mona Lisa
As part of our history topic about the Renaissance, the children recreated the famous painting of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo De Vinci. During the Renaissance artists began to draw with more perspective which the children have recreated in their own masterpiece. Leonardo’s Mona Lisa is believed to be the wife of a wealthy merchant and it took him 2 years to complete. It is on display in the Louvre Museum in Paris, it is only 77cm long by 53cm wide.
Jesus Shows us the way.
As part of our Religion lessons we were learning about how our life is a journey to God and that Jesus is the ‘the way, the truth and the life’ who guides us on that journey. The children learned that they are on this journey and they decorated a foot to symbolize this. The foot is decorated with all the different things that they can do to be like Jesus and to follow Jesus in their lives.
5th and 6th class have been focusing on the Drawing strand. Check out our slide show of some of the crazy streets we have created