Design Technology & Art
Painting in Watercolour
To link with our 'Electricity' science topic, you will make a toy/game which uses battery power. Here are some examples of Quiz board games which light up when you touch the correct answer.
We study the abstract art of Ben Nicholson and explore ways to sketch and paint in his style.
Take a look at a range of his work on the Tate Gallery website by clicking the link below.
BATIK & SEWING
To compliment our topics, class 4 always make something using a batik method. This is drawing with melted wax and then painting over fabric dyes - a rather vibrant and splashy way of making artwork which is so particular to the look of anything produced in batik.
Once the composition on the fabric is finished, we will be learning to sew in back-stitch to turn it into something wonderful such as a book bag or a mini-magical flying carpet.
You'll find our work on display in the classroom once they're all dried and sewn together.
In the final term, we will be constructing a musical instrument, learning how to make good joins and using our tools to make a strong finish. This links beautifully to our SCIENCE topic of 'SOUND'. Here are some of the most popular examples of instruments that the children love to make.