Reception artists…

The Reception children are looking forward to sharing their artwork with their own family tomorrow. They have worked very hard and are very proud of their finished results.

The children have been making calendars, which were inspired by our work on the story The Gingerbread Man.

First they had to use their colour mixing skills to mix paints to the correct consistency and paint the background, then they painted the Gingerbread man.

Finally they used pens to decorate the Gingerbread Man with their own choice of design.

The children have made a Winter scene Christmas card using twigs that they collected at Forest School.

Each child ordered their twigs in size order from shortest to longest and decided upon the best way to attach them to the lolly stick and card to make them look like a tree. Inside the card each child wrote their message, trying hard to use the correct pencil grip and neat Kinetic Letters handwriting.

The snowy scene was created by mixing the colours using powder paints. Again they had to mix to the correct consistency (thickness of creamy yoghurt) and paint a landscape. For finishing touches, the children added snow flakes and mounds of snow on the ground. Luckily we got to see a beautiful pink sky one morning, so the children understood about the colourings and how the pink could reflect upon the snow.

Merry Christmas!

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