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During Visual Art, the boys completed a self-portrait in a photographic style using charcoal and chalk. In contrast, they created their backgrounds to our self-portrait in full colour. Each of the Learner Profile attributes was carefully matched to a suitable artist and the boys identified which attribute best described who they are.

The theme for the Year 5 PYP 2018 exhibition is 'Who we are'. The Central Idea was beliefs, values, culture, health and the environment can have an impact on who we are as individuals.

  • Knowledgeable – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Caring – Vincent Van Gogh
  • Principled – Claude Monet
  • Open-minded – Sonia Delaunay
  • Risk-Taker – Jackson Pollock
  • Balanced – Mc Escher
  • Thinker – Henri Rousseau
  • Inquirer – Andy Warhol
  • Reflective – Frida Kahlo
  • Communicator – Edvard Munch

The final artwork emphasizes the importance of both individuality and connection to artists and one another. The boys have really enjoyed having the choice of material whilst creating their artist's backgrounds. There was a wide range of student responses from paint, oil pastel, crayon, watercolour pencil and chalk pastels. I look forward to sharing with you the many talents of Year 5 2018 PYP Exhibition and the opportunity for you to get to know the boy.

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Mrs Jane Roche
Junior Art Specialist