Friday, 4 March 2011

Prep 5, Prep 6: Monet's garden at Giverny

With both Prep 5 and 6 looking again at colours this half term, I showed Prep 5 a presentation in French about Impressionism on Thursday and was really pleased with the way they used the knowledge gained in art lessons to help them understand a very demanding text. They recognised many of the paintings I showed them and were even able to say who they were by. We looked at some of Monet's pictures of his garden at Giverny as well as his famous series of haystacks painted in different lights and seasons. Next week both Prep 5 and Prep 6 will be learning some seaside vocabulary to help them describe this beach painting by Degas in French.