Year 5 Ancient Greece Inspired Artwork

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Year 5 have been using their Ancient Greek history topic to help create other pieces of work across the school curriculum. Our Ancient Greek learning has led the pupils to look at Aesop’s Fables. We have seen how these are stories that have a strong message at the close.

The pupils have been learning how to identify prepositions in some of the fables. These are short words that usually appear in front of a noun. Each class member has re-told their favourite fable using a PowerPoint presentation.

Our artwork for Year 5 has also involved some of the themes contained in Aesop’s Fables. Each pupil has produced a colour mix themed around the famous fable of the Tortoise and the Hare.

We have been looking at the intricate designs that make up the shell of a tortoise. These were first sketched out as an outline using a pencil. Class teacher Joanna asked the pupils to use shapes that they were familiar with such as hexagons.

Our pictures then came to life with the addition of colour. A limited palette choice was made available to each group. The idea was to encourage the pupils to experiment with their choice of colours, and to create some striking palette choices for their tortoises that were different to the natural world.

This is still a work in progress, but already we have some stunning designs, as you can see from the photo gallery below.

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