Art Day in Reception

On Friday it was Art Day at Newdale.

As part of our exciting Art Day activities, Reception have been learning about the artist Bridget Riley. We looked at the type of art work Bridget Riley produced and how it is mainly optical illusions. We looked at how optical illusions are where ‘we see something more in a picture that looks quite simple at first’. We looked at lots of different examples of optical illusions created by Bridget Riley and then worked collaboratively to create our own class ‘op art’. We linked our artwork to the United Kingdom and created a map of the UK in the style of Bridget Riley. We used different shades of green paint to create our land and different shades of blue paint to create our ocean using dots/ circles and lines to create the effect.

When we weren’t creating our map of the UK we created our own art work using a range of different media. We have had such a fun, messy day!

Our art work is still drying at the moment but we will share a photo of the finished ‘masterpiece’ next week once it is dry and put together. Here are a few photos of us busy creating it in the meantime…

Art Day in Reception 🎨

We loved art day today. Everyone dressed for the occasion.
We learnt about the British artist Bridget Riley and then created a masterpiece inspired by her style. We loved looking at her artwork. It played tricks on our eyes and some made us feel dizzy! We also enjoyed time to paint freely. Such a fun day.

Reception’s first trip to Home Farm at Attingham.

We had such a great day. We were so excited to go on an enormous coach all the way to the farm.

Farmer Ben gave us some special animal food and gave us a guided tour all around the farm. We learnt about the different animals.

We enjoyed our picnic lunch outside and a run round in the park.

We know a few children missed our first trip due to chickenpox or illness. We missed you and wish you well soon. We do have some more lovely things planned in soon that you will get to enjoy.

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