The National Gallery

Year 1 had prepared well for their trip to the National Gallery where one of the curators helped them to look at a painting in depth. They had studied Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' in detail and made their own version in the classroom which they were then able to compare with the 'real thing'. They also made their own individual pictures of Rousseau's 'Surprised!' in class and enjoyed seeing the original painting, complete with its pouncing tiger.

 

Year 3 looked at paintings of Greek Myths to support their topic on Myths and Legends. They later got creative painting portraits of Medusa's head, writhing snakes and all.