A couple of classes are looking at early settlement times in Australia.
To link in with their classroom theme I modified the paper mâché project I'd planned for these two yr 3/4 classrooms. Rather than make animals we have opted to create some characters that may have been around in early colonial times.
We researched some images of paintings and early photos of those times and made notes in our visual diaries using sketches and some phrases or adjectives.
Today we used bottles, card, pipe cleaners and newspaper to create armatures (frames) for our sculptures that will be covered with paper mâché next week.
Some are making bushrangers, others swagmen a couple are making soldiers and there are quite a few ladies with bonnets and parasols!