Autumn 2 - How does nature inspire us to make art?
Our new focus this half term; will be using nature to create pieces of art.
The children will be observing seasonal changes in the environment whilst selecting natural materials that inspire them and looking at detail such as colour, shapes and texture.
They will then plan, design and create their art using a choice of techniques.
They will begin to evaluate their work and consider any changes they need to make, before looking at how best to present their work and taking a photograph for their learning journal.
Our focus will be working independently, persevering, evaluating and completing a task.
We are looking forward to seeing the children’s creations and which skills they choose to demonstrate.
Natural Art - Beginnings
Friday 16th November 2018
We began to look at the big question 'what is art?'. There were many different ideas, as most art lovers will agree with. The children had the chance to look at various examples of artwork, either using natural resources or inspired by the shapes and forms of nature. The children started to make plans, collect their resources and work on their individual creations.There were examples of sculpture and structures, mud painting, land art, fairy dwellings and mandalas. What a fantastic productive afternoon.
Autumn 1 - Respect, Trust, Friendship and Responsibility
Welcome to a new year of Forest Based Learning,
So far this term, we have welcomed our new friends and team members and have revisited our expectations and safe practices.
These have encouraged the children to feel safe, understand their ideas are valued and become confident and respectful within our outdoor environment.
Our focus has been leadership, communication and teamwork.
We have played games that teach us about trust and respecting each other and we are beginning to understand how roles are important and that we all have our part to play.
We have reflected on our strengths and weaknesses and used them to work together to clear and set up resource areas, build tarpaulin shelters and design obstacles and challenges for our friends.