It has been really busy in our school over the last few weeks!!!!! We are celebrating our cultural week and this year´s theme is "Ancient Civilizations".
Year 6 students have learnt a lot about the Celts and we decided to make a beautiful Celtic village. I am very happy with the way the kids worked, it was a cooperative project among the three different year 6 groups. They came up with lots of brilliant ideas and helped each other!!!
By the way!!!! The little blue people are not smurfs (Pitufos) they are Celts with blue war paint ready for battle!!!!!!!
I was delighted when I was told about the possibility of taking part in a cooperative blog called "Kantaconmigo". In our English classes we communicate through lots of different ways: singing, dancing, body language, acting... with this song we have tried a little bit of sign language. It isn´t perfect but I loved it. What do you think?
Finally, the day came. After talking and talking about lots of different, wonderful artists and their work, we had a real artist coming to our school to show us his paintings and talk to us about a wonderful art movement called "expressionism".
Mr. Cardello himself came to our school. Eppo is a very talented artist which expresses himself through different art forms, painting, music and writing. He was born in Barcelona where he studied Fine Arts at the Liceo Sant Jordi and took various courses at the Escola Massana and the “Conservatorio Superior de Musica” of the Liceo. He broadened his knowledge and his art studies in a number of different European cities including Barcelona, Rome and Madrid.
When he first came to Murcia he fell in love with its light and is now living here with his family.
We all throughly enjoyed his visit (teachers and pupils) and learnt a great deal. When asking the pupils what they liked the most, here is what they said:
I love the way he paints his feelings (Esther)
His pictures are very moving (Somaya)
Art is everywhere (María)
We loved the way he explained everything and made us feel what he felt when he painted them (Isa, Vero and Celia)
The two and a half hours went very fast (Miriam)
He has got an amazing imagination (Mohammed)
One picture was so beautiful that it made me cry (Miriam)
We are all artists (Omnia)
He likes children (José Mariano)
He is an amazing man (Mohammed)
He is a very talented painter (Celia)
He made us think (Gloria)
He let us touch one of his paintings (Ayoub)
After the visit I had a group of very excited children talking about light, texture, colour, emotions and asking to see more pictures of Eppo, Otto Dix, Goya, etc. As a teacher, what more could I ask for??????
From CEIP San Isidoro a massive THANK YOU to Eppo and Cristina for making a difference.
Here they are!!!!!! Our year 6 egg tempera competition is now open.
Have a look at the superb work you have produced, choose your
favourite picture and let me know throughout this week!!!!!!!
I will announce the winner on the 29th of February.
It is long overdue, but I thought it was worth posting the fantastic job all students from year 6 did about Picasso. During the first term we studied his amazing life and work. The students really enjoyed creating their own self portrait "Picasso Style" using different patterns and color schemes.
Throughout the second term, year 6 children have been learning about Leonardo da Vinci´s extraordinary achievements. We have gathered lots of different information about his life and fascinating work. Inspired by the masterpieces created using egg tempera I decided to teach the children how to make the real thing. It is a very easy, straightforward and cheap way of making your own paint and the results are amazing. I DO warn you, it does get a bit messy but it´s worth it.
During this project we have become more aware of our cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as our physical differences . We are the same but different at the same time and that is what make us special.
The children have made a traditional silhouette self portrait and a second silhouette "their way"