Tag Archives: Expressive Arts

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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.

Tiddler

Tiddler is a lovely story about a fish.  Primary 1/2 enjoyed it, getting into the read and respond mood with parts of it. They even linked it to other things.  Through discussion in the book Primary 1/2 thought they could help Miss Skate teach the Tiddler and the class about different types of boats to watch out for. They worked in pairs to draw different types of boats. They are pretty cool, please take a look.

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Pattern art

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.

 

Gruffalo foraging and cooking

We had a week where we read about The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.  We read The Gruffalo’s Child too.  We also heard them in Shetland Dialect.  That was very interesting as there were some words we had never heard before!

After that we went out foraging for ingredients to make some Gruffalo recipes.  Here are photos of us doing that.  We had great fun and used great language and role play used in our cooking and searching.