Architectural Perimeter

This week, the children in Year 4 immersed themselves into perimeter by becoming architects. The children created their own building designs on squared paper, using a selection of rectangles and squares. They then, calculated the different perimeters of the rectilinear shapes within their drawings. Some worked the perimeter out by counting squares outside of the shape whilst others used a ruler to measure the length of their shapes. The children noticed that the perimeter of a square would always be the length of one side times four as all the sides are equal. For rectangles, they noticed that they had to multiply the length and width of the outside of the shape by 2 and add their totals together. Additionally, the children wrote a reflection in their books about the activity and what they had noticed.

Playground Perimeter!

Jeremiah Class Investigating:

Today, we explored what perimeter is. We learnt that the perimeter is the distance around the outside of a shape, calculated by adding the length of all sides together. To investigate perimeter, we were able to choose from a range of measuring equipment including: trundle wheels, measuring tapes, metre sticks and rulers. We discussed the language each piece of equipment and what we might use them to measure and the unit of measurement each tool used. We then investigated to measuring different perimeters around the playground. Some used chalk to draw their own 2D shapes and work out the perimeter using a formal method. Others searched for 2Dshapes around the playground and roof areas and calculated perimeter using the range of equipment available.

Daniel Class Investigating:

City Scapes

For the last lesson of Art Week, the children created their own City Scape Art Work, linking to their topic: World Explorers. They worked on the learning objective : To create different marks and lines, making reasoned choices in their use of different tools and working on different scales. The children used old library cards dunked in black paint to create their own city scapes. They used a scrapping technique to create the buildings and added dashes of different colours to create lights and refection. Here are some of the pieces of work the children produced. Don’t they look amazing?

You’ve Got Mail!

For our second lesson of Art Week, the children used their sketching skills to design a stamp representative of their heritage and explain their choices. They worked on the skills of creating different lines and marks, making reasoned choices and experimenting with colour to express moods, emotions and atmosphere.

For the third lesson, the children referred back to their sketched plans and began to create their 3D stamps choosing from a range of art tools. The tools available were : oil pastels, water colour paints, felt tips, acrylic paint, colouring pencils and water colour pencils.

To start, the children used their observational skills to draw an oval in the center of their A3 card. This would be used to place their heads through. Next, the children used their plans to design the background of their stamps. After, they cut out the hole for their heads; added the lettering 1ST class to their stamps and fitted a curved border to their pieces.
Finally, the children posed inside their stamps with a crown.

Here are our creations:


Love is in the Air …

For Valentines Day, Daniel class created cards for their loved ones. They used a range of different coloured card to cut out their own hearts and placed them into a jar template. They added their own messages to their families. Here are some examples:

It’s Art Week!

Welcome to Daniel classes’ Art Gallery!

For Art week, Year 4 will be completing a series of lessons linked to our Topic ‘World Explorers’. Each lesson focuses on our identities within our world around us. For the first lesson in the sequence, we explored ways to adding tone, texture and surface detail to enrich a piece of work. The children used water colour skin tone pencils to mix and experiment in matching their skin tones over grayscale photos. Throughout the lesson, the children developed their observational skills by having refer back to their original photos, look at how the light effects tone and blend different colours to create a new shade.

I think we did a pretty good job. Can you see how close we got to our skin tones?

This is Us – Daniel 2019

Look out for our next Art upload and follow our Art Week journey!