Years 2 and 3 teamed up for an activities week based around ‘storytelling’
We enjoyed watching a visiting theatre company perform various Aesop’s fables and then the boys worked in groups to perform their own plays with a moral message. Year 3 visited the Storytelling Museum in Oxford to investigate how authors use colour in their illustrations. The boys then began to write their own poems about a specific colour before exploring all that the museum had to offer. Years 2 and 3 then had to put their creativity to the test and, in pairs, they worked together to design a comic strip adventure using the ‘Caption’ app on iPads.
The next day, the boys used the story of The Willow Pattern for inspiration to paint a plate using a variety of artistic techniques. Later in the week, we visited the Ashmolean to explore Italian Renaissance paintings and maiolica plates where we discovered lots of classical and biblical stories. In the afternoon we made our own portraits inspired by what we had seen.
Finally, we rounded off the week toasting marshmallows, sharing stories and singing campfire songs with our parents. We collected all our art and discoveries to earn a National Arts Award. JM