Artistic Talents Flourish
On Wednesday Year Five and Six went to RHS Wisley. This is one of the Royal Horticultural Society's main gardens.
During the day the children were able to experience a wide range of garden and plant delights: from a working vegetable garden to tropical plants inside the glass house.
Year Five used the experience to join up their learning about plant life cycles and watch bees at work. They even spotted bees with purple pollen sacks.
Before Year Five set off they had looked at the work of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who painted very detailed close up views of flowers. They had a wonderful day. Ahmed loved everything and he enjoyed looking at all the flowers. Oscar loved going in the tropical zone in the glass house. Amani says nature is beautiful when you see its key properties and Ibrahim enjoyed having the chance to explore and pick a flower to draw.
Year Six had looked at the work by William Morris, especially his wallpaper designs. In the garden, they focused on collecting ideas for their own tessellation of patterns, composed with detailed drawings of plants or their parts.
Everyone liked the glass house a lot, Emma liked "its cactus bit" most, while Khyra and Evangeline liked holding cockroaches. Lily noticed some ducklings in the Alpine area. Amelie enjoyed "the maze part" and drawing flowers. Other highlights were: the play area and having ice-cream near a beautiful meadow.Previous