Marianne Dreams

Thursday 12 September 2019

What a fantastic start to the year we’ve had! Year 6 have really settled in to being role models in class and around school with their enthusiasm and behaviour both exemplary.

Our first topic is all about our class novel – Marianne Dreams. It’s a topic driven by Art and children will have the chance to produce an individual art project at the end of it.

As you can see from our topic display, we’ve been learning lots of new vocabulary such as shape, colour and pattern.

The first medium that we are exploring is pencil and we’ve been stippling, cross-hatching and creating gradients. Depending on which grade pencil you use, these are either dark or light, smudgy or precise. The Y6 artists have been using these techniques to create line, form and texture. Ask your child: “What’s the difference between a 6B and a 6H?”

We’ve also learnt about three well-known artists this week: Leonardo Da Vinci, Adonna Khare and Albrecht Durer.  Other vocabulary we’ve learnt is realism vs surrealism. Challenge your child to tell you which category they think each artist fits into!

Next up – printmaking!