Today Primary1/2 saw the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s performance with a story about Stanley and Mabel. Stanley is a dog and Mabel is a cat who go to Italy in search of the best orchestra in the world. It turns out that the best orchestra in the world is made up of animals.
Primary1/2 really enjoyed the performance and at various points through the concert clapped their hands or stamped their feet in time to the music.
We read Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson and enjoyed the story a lot. It got us onto thinking about patterns in art and wildlife. We made some peacocks. We had to listen to careful instructions for directional movement with pencil control.
First we had to draw lines from our peacocks all the way out to the edge of the paper.
Then we had to draw some large circles on these lines.
Then we had to draw smaller circles inside the larger circles. These were a different colour.
Once we had done that, we had to draw even smaller circles inside the second colour!
Next we had to draw diagonal lines on each side of our first lines, this made it look like the feather hairy part of a feather.
Finally we coloured in the body of the our peacocks.
It was great fun but a lot of listening and work. We did great though and the peacocks are going up in our corridor gallery. They will make their way home eventually.