Our exploration of FEELING is continuing this time looking at the idea of EXCITEMENT (well Christmas is coming….!) So our online session began with a discussion about excitement by asking: how we knew we were excited?
One child said they felt they were so excited they were going to pop! It reminded him of a trip on a roller coaster!
We discussed the opposite of EXCITEMENT and came up with sad, scared, frightened, dull.
I asked each child if EXCITEMENT had a colour, what colour would it be?
Blue like the sky
Green like army toys
Red like Santa
Pink – a good light pink
We looked at a familiar object and the colours used which look very bright and vibrant….
We looked at an artist who used a colourful PALETTE….
We looked at an artist who used the OPPOSITE of a colourful palette…
I told the children that artists use a thing called the COLOUR WHEEL to help them ‘play’ with colour. We decided to make our own..
We discussed the term PRIMARY colour and placed these on the drawn circles we had prepared….. Then we began mixing colours…..
We learned that mixing two PRIMARY colours next to each other on the colour wheel would create a SECONDARY colour! Some fabulous new colours were made. We discovered how to make a colour seem BRIGHTER and how to make a colour DARKER. Look at the fantastic range of shades made from the colours !
We decided to name the colours – a bit like paint samples do to sound exciting and describe a colour…
Later after class Mrs Hughes sent me a video of the children naming all their colours – what a fantastic idea! Here they are:
Miranda Purple / Purple of our school jumper / blueberry pie / magenta purple / New Holland Blue / custard blue / bristol blue / navy / matto / wood / fire / junior / senior / sun / cookie /dark green / fabric green / dark green / blue green / lime green /peasy green / limey cabbage green / blue green / warm green / croc green / John Deere Green / Jungle green / current green / diarrhoea green /shirt blue /golden purple /dinosaur green / croke orange / crocodile green /
And….I got a great lesson in tractor colours!
Thank you to all the children, Mrs Hughes and all the helpers on the day!