Foundation Stage has moved on to look at classic stories. We decided to create our own giant beanstalk. Influenced by Eric Carles illustrations we set about creating our mixed media leaves, each station contained different medias and students loved making creative decisions about what to use within their leaves.
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.