Aboriginal Art

Dear Parents and Guardians,

For our Art topic this half term year 1 have been learning about Aboriginal Art. Aboriginal Art has been around for tens of thousands of years and originated in Australia, the oldest piece of rock art is thought to be over 40,000 years old.

The children have been learning about Aboriginal symbols that the indigenous people used to write their stories and journeys with, they picked their own favourite symbols to draw. They have also created their own piece of Aboriginal Art using only their handprints, paint and cotton wool buds that make the distinct dot pattern that Aboriginal Art is known for. In addition, year 1 were really lucky because Mr Bridle came in to make some stunning aboriginal prints with them which have each been framed with white card! The results look amazing, I am so impressed!

Miss Upton and Mrs Fox