On Wednesday it was our turn to complete our parents project. We were turning the bottoms of plastic bottles into beautiful flowers. First we had to cut out sections to make petals . Then we had to paint them with acrylics or colour in using Sharpies.
We have made lots and lots and they look amazing…thank you to the mum’s that came in to help us and more importantly show us how!
A big THANK YOU to Mrs Reeve, Mrs Burley, Mrs Poole and Mrs Ackroyd 😊
We have also looked at the work of Georgia O’Keeffe an artist who paints big bold and beautiful pictures of flowers.
We then tried to copy her style.
Mrs Barker has continued to help use paint the wooden plaques
Today we looked at another ‘Explorify’ clip where we learnt about a very special plant called ‘Mimosa pudica’. This plant closes tightly to protect itself – it’s a sensitive plant, the leaves respond to being touched, shaken, heated or rapidly cooled, a process called thigmonasty.
We then went on to look at plants that catch and ‘eat’ insects- Venus Flytraps etc.
Before this we completed our flower paintings and the last group painted a wooden flower.
This afternoon we had a fun science time investing liquids and gases.
We used marbling inks to create fantastic effects on sheets of paper. The first attempt didn’t work because Mrs Chapman put washing up liquid in the water which ‘dispersed’ the oil and the ink and the colour/ pigment disappeared. But we did find out that the inks were oil based and that’s why they floated on the surface of the water…
After this we made a lava lamp with water, food colouring, oil and a tablet that dissolved in water making lots of bubbles. We tried to explain what was happening, Mollie used a fantastic ‘science’ word- reaction. We also thought about density and floating and sinking.
Finally we created erupting volcanoes using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda – the vinegar is an acid and the bicarbonate of soda is an alkaline which react to make a gas which creates bubbles.
Please come along to the Art Week Celebration Assembly tomorrow to see much more of the wonderful art we have created and find out more about the science investigations going on in school.