Over the last half term Year 4 have been learning all about inventors and sounds. We have covered this through science experiments to learn about how sound travels, as well as how the length of an instrument can affect the pitch.
During The Big Draw, that took place at the end of last half term, Year 4 learnt about the artist Michael Angelo and how he painted the Sistine Chapel. The ceiling was so high that he had to lay on his back on a wooden platform suspended in mid-air! Year 4 replicated this by laying on their backs and reaching up to their paper, which was blue tacked underneath the tables! Through this, they realised the obstacles overcome by great designers and artists, linking to our central idea that inventors are ‘ordinary people who never give up’.
As a result of our efforts, we created some vivid and striking art work. We used oil pastel to blend bright colours to show the creative thoughts of the great inventors, and drew symbols to represent their ideas.