They’re made of modelling clay and better still they’ve been made by the talented hands of the Year 1 children.
Part of the Year 1 curriculum requires the children to develop a wide range of art and design techniques. So to link in perfectly with our Go Wild Theme STEAM project we have created these Madagascar inspired animal models.
Teaching and observing children to develop these creative and technical skills is one of the many joys of our profession. For many it was the first time that they had worked with this medium. It has been fascinating to see the children discover something that they haven't experienced before, or using a new piece of art equipment.
It goes without saying that not every model was perfect the first time around. But by discussing and evaluating what aspects of their work have been successful and what aspects need to be adapted for next time has held immense value for our children.
In the final week of term Year 1 will be taking advantage of the incredible facilities in the Da Vinci Centre. Leading on from our Madagascar movie provocation the children will be set the challenge of creating a mode of transport that will enable a crate to float. Therefore enabling all our animals to stay safe and dry as they float towards land. I know, sounds great doesn’t it - Keep your eyes on the blog posts for updates at the end of term!
Adam Webb, Year 1 Leader