Spring 1 & 2 - Where can we see art in our lives?
"He has made everything beautiful in its time" - Ecclesiastes 3:11
This term, our topic is 'Art is all around Me!'. The children will be learning about the different forms of art, all around them. We will be developing our artistic skills this term, with a particular focus on colour mixing. As the term unfolds, children will be learning about famous artists such as Monet.
Creating art work using developed colour mixing skills will equip the children with autonomy when creating. This will empower the children to persevere in the face of a challenge, to enable them to reach desired artistic outcomes. Perseverence is an important (rainbow) value to live by.
The topic this term will also give the children an opportunity to see the beauty in our natural world through adventure and exploration when studying the astonishing life cycle of a frog and of a butterfly.
Observing the wildlife around us will teach the children to look after our natural world and be grateful for everything our world has to offer.
In Spring 1, to explore our topic, we will be studying the following stories: 'The Gruffalo', 'The Gruffalo's Child', 'The Snail and the Whale' and 'Room on the Broom', all written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
In Spring 2, to explore our topic, we will be studying the following stories: 'The Bog Baby' and 'Tadpole's Promise' by Jeanne Willis, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle and 'The First Easter' by Lois Rock.