William Morris inspires Year 4

As part of our topic on the Victorians we have looked at the artist William Morris. We took his inspiration, which was nature, and tried to create our own repeating patterns.

At first we tried to draw our own repeating patterns but we did find it was tricky to make them match exactly.

 

Then we tried to paint our our individual patterns:

 

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We really enjoyed making our patterns and they looked very effective!

We discussed how we really had to concentrate to ensure that each repeat was identical to the one before. We looked at how printing machines were developed through the Victorian era and wondered if this would make a more consistent pattern. In order to try this out for ourselves we went onto Purple Mash to create our own designs.

Click on each of our names below to open a pdf of our designs:

Shayaan Mefin Nivas Aisha Peyton Chris Thuraya Charlie Rayaan Oliver B

This was a really interesting way of creating repeating patterns, we found it hard to choose our favourites.

We then wanted to make our own painted repeating patterns and we decided to use a tile to do this. We carved a picture into a polystyrene tile, rolled paint onto the tile and pressed it onto a large piece of paper. We continued this until we had covered our paper in the repeating pattern. This was a really fun lesson and here are our finished pieces of work, including a close up of each pattern.

 

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Thank you William Morris for your inspiration!

Year 4 – Anti-bullying week

This week in school we took some time to consider that it was anti-bullying week.

We wanted to show our friends all of the good things that we thought about them. We wrote our name on a piece of paper and sent it round the circle, giving everyone a minute on each person’s paper to write. We wrote as many kind things that we could think of about our friends.

When we had our paper back it put a big smile on our faces to see what kind words were written about us. We will be taking our sheets home next week so ask us to tell you what our friends said!