Tag: art

Sculpting Clay: The Aztec People!

During this term, the children also embarked on a unit of study on The Aztec People. The Aztec People were an ancient civilization who lived in Mexico, and were at their most powerful between the years of 1345 and 1521. They were a very clever tribe who understood the importance of noting when and where the sun was rising and setting each day. By doing this they could predict weather for different times of the year which enabled them to predict rainfall and resulted in the tribe being able to harvest the best quality of crop to feed their people. They used something called a Sunstone to help document their observations. The children in fifth class carved out their own Sunstones. They also created their take on a typical Aztec temple of human sacrifice! Take a look at their creations, well done fifth class!

Getting Creative: Visual Arts!

The children in fifth class have being working hard during their visual arts lessons. We have looked at some interesting artists such as Georges Seurat (who used a technique called pointillism in which the artist uses tiny dots of paint to create their artwork) and Giuseppe Arcimboldo (who used fruit and vegetables to create his pieces of art). The children’s works of art are on display outside the fifth class classroom, so the next time you’re around the senior end of the school you should have a look at our art gallery, it really is a sight to behold! Well done fifth class, keep up the amazing work!