Thursday, 17 April 2014

Clay totem V4

9 and 10 year olds (year 5/6)

It's the last day of a long term. Tomorrow is Easter Friday. I have been impressed with the concentration of so many of the children today.

We started by chalking up an Easter egg design. The chalk lines are outlined with marker pen. Colour is put inside the created shapes.

This sounds and looks easy, but it was surprisingly confusing for many of the children. Perhaps that was the fatigue.

After the break, the children made a cylinder out of clay. about 1 cm thick. They could add faces and designs. I demonstrated how to roll out clay, keep hands cool on wet cloths and join two pieces of clay together.

When they are dry, I will fire them and we will stack them with a stick up the middle. I was inspired by work done in an English class.

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