The Year 3 Topic last half of term was Potions!
This was a great opportunity for the children to learn about colour mixing and how to create lots of new effects with watercolour paint.
Challenge one - Limited to the primary colours and black and white only, the challenge for my Year 4's was to create 100 different colours. This gave the children a good basic understanding of the colour wheel and of colour mixing.
A few of them learnt that if you don't clean your brush and your water jar out regularly, you may just end up with a few sludgy browns but once that was grasped the end result was quite lovely with a huge variety of colours! In fact some of their work was even displayed at the art exhibition at Bourne Hall.
Here are their colour mixing results!
Challenge two - Using their new knowledge of colour mixing, we then looked at how we can create different effects with watercolour paint. The children had fun splodging, spraying and painting with the help of a few extras such as wax crayons, rock salt and water.
Challenge three - The children's final challenge was to create their own potion. They needed to use their knowledge of colour mixing and mark making as well as thinking about which colours and textures would suit their potion. For example if you wanted to turn your teacher into a frog your potion would probably be green and lumpy!!
Here are a few of the finished pieces, needless to say they did a great job!