Autumnal Animal Art

Great Explorers have been continuing their learning of night and day through different art forms. Following on from their nocturnal and diurnal animal activity, the children were keen to learn more about these different woodland animals, and what they looked like.

Last week they made their own salt dough using salt, flour and occasionally adding in water whilst mixing. They then morphed the dough into a shape and added in different objects like pasta shapes, coloured spaghetti, feathers and beads to the top. The children also used tools to create patterns and shapes in the dough. When finished, the children had all made their very own hedgehogs each with unique looks.

Over at the painting area, the children dabbed sponges into white and brown paints to recreate a picture of some owls huddled together. They made the shape of their tall bodies, perched on a branch before adding feathers to their paintings to make it 3D.

Outside last Friday, boys and girls collected leaves and twigs from around the playground and placed them in a big bowl. When they had collected enough they drew and cut out a hedgehog template. The children glued on the leaves and twigs to create textural Hedgehog pictures with prickly spikes.

Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.