Key Stage 2
During PPA sessions this term we have been focusing on Big Maths, numerical reasoning and Creative Development.
The context for this term in Year 3 & 4 is "Globe Trotting" and in Year 5 & 6 the context is "World at War".
Year 3 - Globe Trotting
This term the children have started looking at the work of Kyffin Williams. A Welsh artist who lived in Anglesey.
We learnt that he mostly liked to paint Welsh landscapes and used a palette knife and oil paints.
The children enjoyed looking at many of his paintings and choosing one of their favourites. The children then had the task of interpreting his painting discussing what they liked/disliked about the painting and suggesting how the painting made them feel.
Painting with a palette knife
Year 4 - Globe Trotting
This term the children have been looking at the artwork of Alfred Janes. A painter who lived in Swansea who mostly enjoyed painting portraits and still life. The children picked their favourite of his paintings and interpreted it. They discussed what they liked/disliked, the colours used, the patterns, how it made them feel etc.
Year 5 - World at War
This term the children looked at lots of different types of propaganda used in WWI. We began by interpreting the posters and suggesting how they would have been effective. We also discussed what we liked and disliked about them. We thought about the colour used, the pictures and the text.
We then focused mainly on the WWI British poster. We all agreed that we didn't like the poster very much.
"It's too serious." Logan
"There's no colour." Miley
"He looks intimidating and I think it would make me scared to join the army." Katie
We decided that we wanted to recreate the poster and make it more exciting.
Roy Lichtenstein - WHAAM!
We looked at the painting by Roy Lichtenstein named "WHAAM!". He painted this picture during the Vietnam war. We then looked more closely at his style of painting called Pop Art. We liked the bright colours, big writing and how it looked similar to a comic book. We thought this would be the perfect way to recreate our British WWI poster.
We started by painting the word "YOU" from the WWI poster.
Creating our background
We then looked at the way Lichtenstein used colour and detail in the background of his pictures. This influenced our decisions to create something similar for our poster.
Pop Art Lieutenant
Then it was time to add the Lieutenant. We decided to colour him in using felt pens in a true Lichtenstein style. We coloured him by using lots of dots. This is called "Pop art". This was a tiring job! But look how great he turned out.
When we out it altogether it looked like this!