Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Proud Teacher Moment

This is the teacher equivalent of a proud parent post.

I just have to share these animal pictures made by my class just before half term.


The children are only five and six years old (Year 1) but I was amazed by how beautifully they created them.


Over a couple of lessons, they patiently drew the outline looking carefully at pictures of lions, tigers, giraffes and zebras, then cut the slits and wove coloured paper through. 

Finally they used oil pastels to add some colour and bring the wild creatures to life.


If you knew the children you'd be able to see how a little bit of their personality shines through in each one.


10 comments:

  1. These pictures are wonderful! Bronte is majoring in art education - I am going to refer her to your post. I love the idea of weaving the paper in besides drawing. What a great way to introduce young kids to mixed media!

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  2. Or is it mixed medium? Obviously, I am not an art major :)

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    1. I guess it is mixed medium! Oh goodie, that'll tick a few more National Curriculum boxes! x

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  3. Oh, well done, Year 1. And well done to you, too, Mrs P!

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  4. Do you think the children would notice if you snaffled the odd one for your own walls? They are glorious. While you're at it, you could nab one for me too....

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    1. Love your comment - it really made me giggle! If only I could steal some of these, but the children are so beady eyed they'd notice that it had disappeared in less than 30 seconds after walking into the classroom! x

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  5. Thanks for your lovely comments! They were something I was really proud of and will definitely be doing them again. x

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  6. These are fantastic! My daughter is in year 1 and I'd be delighted if she came home with something as creative as this.

    Gillian x

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  7. My goodness, they are amazing! They are all brilliant and I particularly like the tiger at the top.

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