Berries and Leaves

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School: St. James

Class 1st

teacher :Ms Bell

Following our trip to Botanical Gardens i brought in a selection of leaves and berries. The children spent time examining my collection. They looked at all the varying shades of greens, yellows, reds, pinks and purples. We looked at the delicate patterns that made up the veins of the leaves. We smelt rosemary , thyme and bay leaves. Some of the smells triggered memories in some of the children, this opened up a whole new conversation about grannies and grandads!!

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Using white oil pastel the children made drawings of their favourite leaves from my collection

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we talked about how we had mixed so many colours in our painting workshop, the children then added colour to their drawings, mixing along the way.

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we also looked at the giant Rhubarb leaf , some of the children remembered the giant leaves by the pond in the botanical gardens.

The children then used chalk pastels and gold insulating foam to create their own giant leaves.

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