Today we started making our Ancient Greek pots! First we made a slip pot and a base. Then we made worms and attached them to the base to build up the sides. We used wooden tools and slip to stick the worms on so that they didn’t fall off. We are going to put handles on our pots this afternoon and then paint them next week so watch this space!
This afternoon we had a fantastic art lesson. We presented we had gone back in time to the Stone Age! We went into our cave (under the table) and painted with Stone Age tools (match sticks)! We only had a few colours because in the Stone Age people painted with mud, ground up stones and animal blood (yuck!). It was really tricky because we couldn’t use normal paint brushes so we had to really persevere to paint Stone Age hunters, mammoths, cave lions and deer.
This week we have been very busy making Ancient Greek pots! We looked at some examples and then created our own design. We used the myths we wrote in Literacy to inspire our pictures. Then we make our pots using the coil technique, which meant we had to make slip to stick the different coils together. It was really slimy! Once they were dry we painted our designs onto our pots. We think you will agree that they look amazing!