We started the lesson with an image of a building. We had to note down 3 things we noticed and 3 questions we had.
This led to lots of great discussion and lots of very interesting questions being asked including:
Who built it?
How old is it?
How did they build it?
What is it made from?
What is it for/ purpose?
How long did it take to build?
We discovered that it was The Parthenon, which was a built by the Ancient Greeks as a temple.
Next we explored other buildings that we know today that look similar to the Parthenon. We identified:
The British Museum and Lancaster Town Hall, who both look very similar. We decided that this was a legacy of the Ancient Greeks, that buildings in use today have taken the same architectural ideas.
Next we used our new Art Sketch Books to have a go at drawing the different types of columns we identified from Ancient Greece – Corinthian, Doric and Ionic.
We used these to inspire us to create our own columns using pencils and chalk on black paper.
This half term is flying! Don’t you think?
My face in that picture is atrocious! I look like I’ve eaten something rotten! :O
LOL see you all tomorrow! 😀