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Year 4

Roman Art and Architecture - Art & Design Autumn 1 2018

Year 4 began by researching general Roman architecture and then studying the 3 different types of Roman columns (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) in more detail. The children drew lots of detailed, notated sketches and used different grades or tones of pencil, to shade their own designed columns. The children used this as a starting point to then design their own clay pots. Everyone made a thumb pot using terracotta clay, and then carved and moulded details. We then created a class slideshow (see below) of our finished designs, complete with speech bubbles for our comments! Our pots are all unique and are beautifully decorated with carved designs!

Tonal drawings of Roman columns in our Art Gallery

Tonal drawings of Roman columns in our Art Gallery 1

Pop-up books  Design & Technology  Autumn 2 2018

For this topic, Year 4 began by researching different paper and card mechanisms used in pop-up books. We then made a variety of mechanisms, which included opening flaps, rotating and sliding pictures, and box-folds, which were rather tricky! After practising these mechanisms, Year 4 then designed their own story layouts and chose suitable pop-ups for each page. Finally, the finished book pages were assembled and stapled together. The children invited Year 3 to come and have a look at their books and then they evaluated each others' books.  Everyone was clearly delighted with their accomplishments! Well done Year 4!