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Year 4

Roman Art and Architecture - Art & Design Autumn 1 2019

Working with Miss Rogers, Year 4 began by researching general Roman architecture.  The children studied the 3 different types of Roman columns (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) in detail. They then drew lots of detailed, notated sketches and used different grades or tones of pencil, to shade their own designed columns. Year 4 used this as a starting point to then design their own clay pots. Everyone made a thumb pot using clay, and then carved and moulded details.  The finished pots were all unique and beautifully decorated with carved designs!

Examples of column drawings and pot designs from sketchbook pages

Pop-up books  Design & Technology  Autumn 2 2019

For this topic, Year 4 began by researching different paper and card mechanisms used in pop-up books, and questioning Year 1 children. 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 1 to come back again 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!

Year 1's visit to look at Year 4's finished pop-up books