The girls have been very busy during their first month back in school. From mixing colours for their colour wheel art, to creating radial name designs, using chalk pastels to recreate the close-up flower images inspired by Georgia O' Keeffe and responding to W.B. Yeats' poem the 'The Lake Isle of Inisfree' using watercolours, the walls of the classroom are a wonderful sight.
The girls were busy creating 3D Haunted Houses in art.
We ended the month of October with our Halloween Dress Up Day. The girls got dressed up and enjoyed a day of fun and games before the mid-term break.
This November we were lucky to spend some time in the new school garden. Paddy Madden from the Irish Heritage Council spoke to us about wasps nests and we planted peas. Paddy is a wealth of knowledge and we really enjoyed learning from him. We can't wait to monitor the growth of our peas and maybe sample a few in the future! Thanks to Mrs. Harney for organising such a fun afternoon.
We have been looking at colour theory in art again. This time we were learning about warm colours and cool colours and how an artist carefully chooses colours to depict the mood of the picture they are creating. Our warm and cool colour trees have turned out really well.
December has been a very busy month! The girls took part in a big Christmas book quiz and draw-along, watched the Helix Panto, made some beautiful Christmas art and had lots of snowball fights in PE. They kindly gave each other lovely presents in the class Secret Santa. We were treated to wonderful performances on keyboard and fantastic dances by some of the girls!
The girls learned about the Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. Creating a piece of collaborative art, they mixed paint to re-create Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Using brushstrokes and then adding fabric to create more texture, the finished product is absolutely beautiful. Well done girls!
This month, the girls were covering gymnastics in PE. They have been working on jumps and balances. After a number of skills-based lessons, they created wonderful gymnastic sequences to music. Their routines improved so much over the weeks and we got to see synchronised performances.