During arts week Year 6 were very lucky to be visited by an artist: Isobel Pickup. She helped the children to transfer their William Morris designs onto printing tiles.
The children used great concentration and skill to cut out their design. Then it was printing time; lots of ink, precisely placed rollers and patience were called for. Year 6 rose to the challenge and even the man himself would have been proud of their craftsmanship and printmaking efforts. Finally, Year 6 produced true masterpieces that pay homage to William Morris.
Greater Manchester Music Hub Singing Challenge 2018
Today at 2.15pm, Ellenbrook joined other schools from over Greater Manchester in singing ‘Together in unison’. The song, broadcast live on Salford City Radio, brought children together across the area to promote the power of singing as a fun and collaborative means of fighting stress and forming friendships.
So far we have had a fantastic arts week! On Monday we explored continous line drawings inspired by Henry Moore and began to draw fine details using fine liner.
On Tuesday we were visited by our artist (Mandy Beck-McKim) and we created wire creatures with wings. She showed us her style of artwork and we used that to inspire our own creating. Once we had moulder our form out of wire, we created decorations that we were going to attach later. These decorations were dipped into a coloured liquid called fantasy film and when dried, they turned into a transparent film.
Today we continue our work from yetsrerday and made another winged creature by manipulating wire and dipping into the fantasy film.
Take a look at our photos to see what we have been up to so far
Another busy day colour mixing for our butterflies that are going to be part of our whole school display. He tried to see who could make the most shades of green, then used our shades to decorate our individual butterflies. Next we thought about different patterns and techniques to create patterns. We are sure they are going to look great displayed.
What a messy day we have had in Sharks today! We have continued to develop our painting and printing skills towards a collaborative final piece. By the end of the day, we looked like a cross between a Smurf and the Incredible Hulk!