The children of Year 6 embarked on a morning of information, food and art as we explored the United Kingdom further. During our first session we learnt about the countries which are a part of the UK as well as the Islands situated close by, such as the Isle of Wight and Jersey. We also talked about the different counties and how many there actually are, which then lead us onto Cream teas. We discussed how people from Devon and Cornwall like to make their scones using clotted cream and jam before the children tried for themselves, they were then able to wash it down with a nice cup of tea!
After break, we started to lean about David Hockney, who is one of the most important painters of the 20th century. If you were to Google, famous British painters, there’s a good chance that Hockney’s name will appear. Born in Bradford in 1937, Hockney was one of the big artists involved in the pop art movement in the 1960s. Pop art was a style of art that was bright, full of colour. It was made by lots of young artists who felt that the art they saw in galleries was a little bit boring.
The children then tried to create a piece of art work based on his style but first they needed some pictures of their face… then take a look at what happened!