Celebration of Learning - Grade 4 Symbolism

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Celebration of Learning - Grade 4 Symbolism
Serrin Smyth

Celebration of Learning - Grade 4 Symbolism

Students in Grade 4 spent time planning, creating and preparing artwork to share, as they explored the central idea: "People use symbolism in art to express complex and meaningful themes".

After completion of their artist statement, they rehearsed the presentation of their artwork and received peer feedback on their presentation skills. We then celebrated the conclusion of their How We Express Ourselves: Symbolism unit of inquiry with the Grade 12s visiting their homerooms to view the artwork they had created.

Grade 4 students were nervous, yet excited to present and share their learning with the Grade 12s they had visited a few weeks prior to learn from their artistic knowledge. The Grade 12s asked questions such as:

  1. What made you choose to incorporate this theme?

  2. What made you choose to incorporate this symbol?

  3. Can you explain which elements you used in your artwork and why you decided to use these?

  4. What do you want people to think about when they observe your artwork?

  5. What have you learned in creating your artwork?

  6. Why did you choose these colours?

 

 

 

 

The feedback from the Grade 12 students included:

- The Grade 4s had very clear intentions and we could see this through the artwork and use of colours they chose

- There were lots of uplifting messages in their artwork

- It was interesting the way they used colour, tone and texture

- Their planning was very thorough

- It was amazing how they used value in their work

- There were lots of metaphors and analogies in their artwork

- Lots of environmental issues were being explored

- Their work was very current and modern

- We were surprised as many of the themes they chose are very adult and not child like

We encouraged you now to visit the Grade 4 Gallery where you can see the students work - we invite you to view, comment or 'like' their work as a way of giving them feedback. We also invite you to share this Padlet with others so their work may be appreciated and enjoyed far and wide!

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Well Done Grade 4 Students!

 

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