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After Christmas our topic for year 1 is famous people. We have decided to focus on famous artists and different art movements such as cubism realism etc. It will be a very creative topic but i am struggling to think of books we could use and literacy activities. Has anybody got any ideas?

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There is a story about a little girl who enters different paintings and meets the people inside- can't think what its called.

 

Camilas.......?????

 

We also used the story doodling daniel- which fits in to drawing and art related activities.

 

L

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tHE NATIONAL GALLERY does interactive pictures which are brilliant on an interactive whiteboard tou can zoom in on areas to look at the detail.

have fun Tinkerbell

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Hi Rocket

how about using a painting to inspire the children to make up a story - Rousseau's 'Tiger in a Tropical Storm' would work well. You could write it together as a class, make it into a book, the children could add their own drawings etc. You could extend it into non'fiction and find out about tigers.

Hope this helps

Debbie :)

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How about the Van Gogh Book: Camille and the Sunflowers? I used this with reception- we made sunflower pictures using real sunflower seeds for the centre and oil for the petals with an ink wash.

We used the big book: Sunflower for non fiction writing in literacy - instructions to plant a sunflower, labels for plants etc. We had a Garden Centre role play area too.

We looked at Sunflowers and made our own still life pictures.

CLL objec: sustain attentive listening, responding to what they have heard by relevent comments questions or actions.

PD: handle a range of small equip with increas control.

CD: express and communicate their ideas thought and feelings using a wide range of materials.

discuss what they see, what is painting of? which colours did the artist use? types of flower etc

We also looked at Seurat- the way he used dots to do his paintings.

This term we have looked at Pollocks splatter paintings- fantastic for outdoor artwork.

Piet Mondrianfantastic easy art very good for MD.

a good book : Van gogh for kids by Margaret Hyde

some art websites to see the work of these artists:

www.vangoghmuseum.nl

www.modernart.ie

www.nationalgallery.org.uk

or look at aboriginal art- dot paintings and link it in with- Wombat goes Walkabout by Michael Morpurgo

erm,,,,that's all I can think of right now.

 

dougal xx

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We recently did as a core book for our reception we're going on a bear hunt and I found this great powerpoint presentation on this site

 

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/earlyyearsmat...ts/bearhunt.asp

 

hope the link works, they used lots of different artists to get the effects

 

my kids really enjoyed it on the IWB and I edited it for shorter versions to tell the story.

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