Using Mod-roc and junk modelling materials we have started creating our 3D dinosaur sculptures. Pupils selected the dinosaur they wanted to create. Worked together to select the right shaped junk modelling materials and we used year 6 students to help them construct the bodies. We then cut strips of modrock and covered our dinosaur.
When it was dry we painted them and gave them names. This was really fun and I loved seeing the energy created when constructing these.
Team Teaching in FS2 Specialist Art Classes
In order to ensure our younger pupils have the best start to their education, Gems Metropole School has introduced team teaching into the specialist art classes for FS2. This means that during a lesson, two art teachers and a teaching assistant will be working together to guarantee that all pupil needs are met.
The unit plans for the art classes follow themes as outlined by the Foundation Stage team, and are taught with emphasis on the Early Years Foundation Stage program. All five of our specialist art teachers are involved in the planning process so that we can make lessons as interesting and fun as possible.
Having two specialist teachers in a classroom means that there is double the expertise with mediums and techniques. Thus, this allows us to use messy mediums, such as clay and plaster, with FS2 children in a safe and controlled manner. Overall, this team teaching initiative will benefit all FS2 children and will provide an opportunity for the children to thrive.