We found out about and were inspired by an artist called Andy Goldsworthy. He is famous for his sculptures and photography and loves creating art using natural resources such as leaves, stone, clay, wood and even cow dung!
First we looked at examples of his work and shared which ones we liked the best or least and why. We were super open-minded octopuses as we respectfully listened to others ideas and realised that whilst one person can love one style of art, another might not like it.
After collecting some of our own natural resources, we used them along with other natural objects such as logs and pebbles to create our own sculptures.
We played around with our designs until we were happy and created our final piece. They were all absolutely awesome – what a talented bunch of artists we have in Harmony!
What’s the weather?
We have been using our geographical and scientific skills to help us explore the world around us and learn about the weather across the seasons. As part of our learning we have watched different weather reports and thought we could do just as good a job! Check out our budding weather reporters as they forecast the weather for a day in each season.
Harmony’s Term 2 Lift Off
To inspire our learning and help us get a sense of how things have worked in the past we took part in tradition that children previously did at this time of year – Penny for the Guy.
As the fabulous collaborative cats that we are, we used our team work skills to make our own guy. We drew his face onto a padded out old sheet and stuffed an old onesie with scrunched up paper and hay. We decided that it would be a good idea to tie string around the end of the arms and legs to help keep all the stuffing inside.
Once he was made, we put him into a pushchair and went around the whole school, in different groups, knocking on doors and saying ‘Penny for the Guy.’ We managed to collect 103p or £1.03. In the past children would have used the money collected to pay for fireworks or other treats like sweets. We used ours to buy marshmallows and hot chocolate.
We then joined Liberty class to (pretend to) roast our marshmallows and drink our hot chocolate around a bonfire. It was a busy but fun day!