Today was our third visit with Veronika and we advanced our exploration of masks by creating our own out of papier-mâché! We put vaseline on our faces to keep our skin safe, moulded foil around the contours, solidified the contours with masking tape, and created the mask with a flour-based glue and newspaper scraps!
We also used carbon paper to make detailed and light drawings of our endangered animals. We can't wait to see how everything develops next week!
We had our second visit from Veronika today, and it was great fun! We are going to explore mask making as part of our endangered animals project, and we started our lesson with some dramatic facial expressions! We continued to make masks out of our recycled materials, and discovered how one face can be interpreted a lot of different ways. Click 'Read More' below to see our first masks!
We did a set of drills and stations today in P.E. to practice ball handling skills. We used a set of technique cards from the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, and our football experts in class helped teach us! Our balls were very bouncy so we had to take care with our passing, but it was great fun!
We are very lucky to have been granted a project with the Artists in Schools scheme. Our visiting artist is Veronika Straberger, and today was her visit with our class. We did a lot of games exploring space and balance, and we have been collecting recyclables for the last week, which we finally used. We looked at balancing shape and colour individually and with small groups, and we started our group portfolios.
The four Irish wild animals we will be looking at are: pygmy shrew, red squirrel, pine marten and hen harrier.
4th, 5th and 6th in the prefab!
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