Dear Class 3,
This page is for me to post additional fun activities for you to do at home. If you send me photographs of your work, or examples of things that you have done, I will post them here so that you can see what each other is up to. Have fun, and be creative!
The Blue and Green Ark
The Blue and Green Ark is one of my absolute favourite books. The art work is simply stunning, and the words evoke such images and emotions. The hyperlink is to the author reading his book aloud. It is 9 minutes long.
Usually, we try to read the book each year either in class or assembly. We talk about what the Blue and Green Ark is, and discuss the animals and plants the book mentions. If we have the opportunity, we write our own version. We haven’t had chance this year. So…
Maybe you would like to listen to the poem. If you have a copy of the book, you could read it too, and study the art work (the book is even better than the video for that). Perhaps you could choose a letter or two, and create your own page. Use whatever media you like – in Brian Patten’s book there are many different styles and formats. How about having a go at the whole alphabet? Don’t forget to send me photos of your work.
What is your favourite book? Can you write a book review that really, really persuades me to read it?
Why is it so good? Why does it appeal to you? Why might I enjoy it?
I will post all book reviews so that your classmates will have lots of recommendations. Maybe you could include an image from the book, or draw your own front cover?
The Anti-Colouring Book
The Anti-Colouring Book is a book of ideas to stimulate a
picture. Each image can be used as an idea to create a larger picture of whatever size you want. I have gathered several pencil drawing images from the internet in a similar way, to start you off with an idea. See what you can create!
Virtual Museum Tour
Below are links to some of the world's museums:
Visit the website
Do a virtual tour
Choose an exhibit or a section of the museum
Create a presentation to tell someone about it (use an app that will send via email/dojo and upload onto the website – I can upload video using a private YouTube account. If in doubt, ask Mr T)
The artist, Pablo Picasso, created some amazing line drawings of animals. They use only one continuous line to create an image.
Other artists have used the same technique (these are taken from the internet and are anonymous)
Again, they are created with just one continuous line.
This one is an abstract design, created in the same way. Sometimes, the shapes created are coloured in.
Have a go. You could draw a shape, an object, an animal. Or you could ‘take a line for a walk’ and see what shapes you create. Colour parts in or not – it’s up to you.
Don’t forget to send me your photos.