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Reception In Bloom

Posted on May 04 2017

As part of celebrating British Values, the Reception children take part in a plan, do and review session each term.  It is within this session that they share ideas and vote on either an artist or object from their environment that they would like to explore through a range of media or materials.  During these regular art sessions, we try to introduce them to an artist who has also been inspired by familiarity within their own local environment.

Often our art projects link with our literacy or overall topic and last term this was ‘Growing’. One of the texts studied in literacy was ‘Sam’s Sunflowers’.  It was from this small interest that the children’s ideas grew to wanting to paint with sunflowers as a form of printing.   Miss Killian explained that sunflowers are too expensive to use for printing, but she had a framed picture at her house which could be used to recreate the painting in our own way.

So, feeling pleased with themselves, the children looked at the features of a then famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers, and created a class of very unique, but different sunflowers paintings.

To inspire children with art projects is also a great way to spark an interest in art history as well.  From this activity, we googled facts about Vincent Van Gogh and found out he was born in the Netherlands in 1853 and died in 1890; we also learnt he was a teacher.   Miss Killian also learnt something new and found out he chopped off his ear after an argument and then gave to a lady as a gift; she decided not to share this fact with the children.

Come and see our works of art on display in the Reception classroom, our door is always open.

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