All our pupils joined in enthusiastically with a week of learning based on the painting 'The Hay Wain' by the English painter John Constable. 'The Hay Wain' shows a scene on the River Stour between Essex and Suffolk and was completed by the painter in 1821. The real painting can be seen in the National Gallery.
Across the school, pupils looked at an aspect of learning linked to this painting, as well as learning across the curriculum:
Nursery - Life in the river
Reception - Healthy rivers
Year 1 - Techniques used by the artist
Year 2 - History of transport
Year 3 - Reflections
Year 4 - The nature of the location
Year 5 - The life of John Constable
Year 6 - Rural life on the edge of London 1821
Pupils had the opportunity to link their prior learning to these focus areas of learning and to apply learnt knowledge, skills and understanding to the study of this particular painting. In addition, this gave them the chance to learn something about a famous English artist and life at the time he lived.
As with our other 'Take One....' weeks, pupils produced fabulous work for their year group displays to showcase their learning, which you can see below!