“Serefina and the Twisted Staff” — Class Novel

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Our Lady of the Wayside

Class: 5th

Teacher: Ms. Barton

4th class were reading the novel ” Serefina and the Twisted Self”, they were really engrossed in the story and the characters so i decided to focus on this for several weeks of their creativity in the classroom workshops. Part of the novel takes place in a forest where Serefina runs from the evil side to the magical side. we started by going outside and examining the silhouettes of the trees.

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The children then returned to class and began constructing their own individual silhouette of a tree in card.

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They made golden leaves to help convey the magical part of the forest, using wire and beads they added detailing to the veins

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The plan was to put all the trees together to create a magical forest. We needed a lrge sheet of backing paper to paint in the background and while searching for sometihing suitable i cam across wallpaper that had silhouttes of trees on it, we used this as part of our backdrop, using oil pastels the children added colour and blended it to create a magical setting..

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They painted the lower half  as ground cover for the woods and sponged a watery mix over the pastel trees.

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we then assembled their tree silhouettes

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