Over the last few weeks, some lucky Year 5 and 6 children have had the exciting opportunity to take part in an art project.
Following the success of ‘The Big Hoot’, benches have been produced in the shape of an open book to celebrate The Big Read. The theme for Green Meadow’s bench was stories from around the world so Miss Evans and Mr Nightingale produced a design based on stories from England, Australia, China, Africa, India and Germany.
Small groups of children then worked with Miss Evans to paint and decorate the bench. As part of this the children learnt about: painting on a large scale, mixing colours and how to show tone. The bench looks fabulous and the children should be proud of themselves!
After the bench has been varnished, it will be on display in Birmingham from the 16th of July until the 13th of September so look out for it! It will then return and be displayed in the school site. Below are some quotes from the children and pictures of the bench.
“I enjoyed painting the Cheshire Cat and the person. It was fun!” – Lauren Solomon-Clarke, 5S.
“I liked mixing the colours when we painted the background behind the eagle.” – Jack Westmorland, 5D.
“I enjoyed learning about shading when I painted the back of the eagle.” – Jake Felton, 6B
“I enjoyed mixing the colours for the grass.” – Olivia Smith , 6N