All the children in Glenurquhart have now begun learning about various themes within Equality and Diversity, using the new books we purchased and shared at parent meetings in November. These have been linked with our school values also.
Each class will have weekly lessons with Mrs Laird focusing on these themes. We have started by looking at ‘The Dot’ by Peter Reynolds.
This has linked with our school values of ‘Positivity’ and ‘Creativity’ as well as, the work we have started on Growth Mindset and builds on learning from whole school assemblies. A part of this learning, each class has completed Dot art work in the style of an artist who left their mark on the world. This is displayed around our school – please do pop in and see. Each class will also create a dot character and piece of writing about how this character solves a problem.
P2/3 heard the book read by Mrs Laird. They then got dots divided into four and passed these around the class for the other children to write one positive descriptive word in each section. P2/3 have then considered the work of the artist Mondrian. They looked at the shapes and colours they used; discussing primary colours. They then created dots in the style of Mondrian, drawing their rectangle shapes with rules and colouring with Primary coloured oil pastels.