Arts Week has been all about discovering the 'Art of Mathematics’.
Discovering the 'Art of Mathematics’
The children have had a fantastic time discovering the art of mathematics for Arts Week. Each year group has explored a variety of artists and styles of art, linking their work to different mathematical activities.
Nursery and Reception children have been reading the book ‘The Dot’ to aid their investigation of circles and Year 4 have examined the ‘magic of the circle’, turning circles into spheres and holes with sketching! Across the school, the children have been practising using a pair of compasses and emulating both classical and contemporary artists including Kandinsky, Goldsworthy, Delaunay, Mondrian and Klee. Year 6 have been inspired by the mathematician Fibonacci, using the Fibonacci number sequence to design circles and spirals. Children have researched shape and symmetry too in Year 3, scaling miniature chocolate bars and creating pictures using fractions, right angles, horizontal and vertical lines. Pattern and symmetry have been the focus for children in Year 1 and 2 who have been printing with blocks and creating arrays.Year 5 have tested their mental maths with colour by number using mathematical equations and trying out some 'random art' to create a huge pixelated display where no two pieces are the same...we can’t wait to see the end result!
The children’s work will be on display in the classrooms and corridors and you are warmly invited to come into school for the Arts Week Exhibition on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th February from 3.30 pm. Have a look at the Arts Week Gallery on our website for a taster of some of the amazing pieces you will see.