Our history Time Line competition finishes next Friday. We’ve already had a few entries but would love some more. For all of our talented artists (and we have many!) this is an opportunity to help us to create an amazing display, using the main wall in our school wall, along with the small area of wall above the entrance to our Year 4 classroom and the small area of wall above the stock cupboard doors.
We are looking for some fantastic cartoon that represent our history topics, plus a Norman! (We don’t actually cover the Normans as a topic but 1066 is an important date in British history, not only marking the Battle of Hastings and Norman invasion, but also marking the end of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings (a unit that we cover in Year 4).
The Time-Line starts out above the stock room cupboards (featuring Stone Age). The Bronze Age and Iron Age are then featured in the space above the Year 4 door. Ancient civilisations will be featured on the main wall outside Year 5 and then we venture from St Albans through the Middle Ages and eventually up to the twentieth century and modern day (above Year 6).
This will be a permanent display and an opportunity to have your pictures re-created in acrylics as part of our historical mural.
It is helpful for artists to know their ‘canvas space’ and with our mural I have uploaded pictures of the time-line so far to show you the space available for each topic.
We are looking for clip-art style of cartoons, but original children’s work to adorn the wall! You might like to draw a Roman soldier, an Ancient Egyptian, Greek or Mayan, Apollo astronaut or image of Guy Fawkes, or you might choose an object from one of these historical periods. We’d love a Viking longship, or maybe something as simple as a glowing candle for Florence Nightingale (which hasn’t been labelled just yet, but will be!).
I’ve also uploaded some clip-art pictures to give you an idea of the style that we’re looking for.
Please send any of your cartoons to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all those who have already sent pictures for the competition. Everybody who enters will receive a History Time-Line Mural Certificate, and the winning cartoons will help us to create something really special!