☰ Form 1 visit the National Art Gallery

Form 1 visit the National Art Gallery

Posted on: June 14th 2019

Form 1 visit the National Art Gallery

Form 1 were very excited to go on a trip to The National Art Gallery. Our designated art educator for the day, Ed, showed them three different paintings and they explored how animals and plants were represented in famous paintings. His thought-provoking questions were pitched perfectly for Form 1's little artists. Our teachers were proud when the children displayed our Norfolk House Core Value 'thinker' by responding with insightful answers, comments and ideas.

Form 1's favourite painting was Henry Rousseau's 'Surprised', a painting of a tiger in an imaginary jungle. The children really enjoyed thinking about camouflage and pretended that they were exploring the jungle and hiding from the tiger. They also loved exploring the Jan Van Huysum painting, 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase' and were shocked to learn that tulips were so expensive back then and people even sold their houses to buy tulips!

Before their visit to the National Art Gallery, Form 1 stopped at Saint James' Park to have a picnic and enjoy the wildlife around the lake. The children enjoyed looking at a gaggle of geese and their goslings and also spotted a flock of ducks guarding their ducklings. Form 1 had a lovely picnic with their friends and teachers and spent some time in the park playground.

A great day was had by all.

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