We have been looking at Native American totem poles, learning about what the different animals represented and why they were made. We then designed our own. Some people made totem poles to represent their family. Others thought about animals linked in some way, birds, animals that live in the arctic, animals that live in the garden.
Once we had designed our totem pole we worked out how we were going to make it. We covered a plastic bottle with modroc and then made wings and other features with cardboard and clay. Finally we painted them.
Back from our summer holidays, we made pictures of ourselves and family swimming underwater. We used wax crayons to draw the people, thinking about what we look like when we are swimming. We then painted all over with water colour and sprinkled salt into the wet paint to give a lovely watery effect.