Year 2 began their new 'Islands' art project today. We looked at some famous works by the American artist Edward Hopper and then tried to complete one half of his lighthouse painting using sketch pencils, oil pastels and chalk.
We tried really hard to make sure the lines in the centre linked up and to select and create the correct colours.
Over the next few weeks we will be working in groups to plan and create a lighthouse collage.
Year 2 have now completed their sunflower paintings using fabric paints on a canvas bag. They had to mix their own colours and select different-sized brushes depending on how big the shape was that needed to be painted.
Year 2 spent their maths lesson today revisiting their learning about 2D shapes. They begun their lesson by working in pairs to create basic 2D shapes using rubber bands on geo boards. They then worked on their own to create the same shapes from scratch using rulers and the lines in their maths books to help them.
Everyone had improved their shape-drawing by the end of the lesson!
Year 2 have been busy transferring their original sunflower designs on to their canvas shopping bags this week.
One group began to fill in their designs using fabric paints. The rest will complete theirs after the Easter holidays.
The children are really excited to start painting their bags!