An interesting dilemma today – year 1 children, using 2Paint a Picture teach them to use different size brushes, improve their mouse skills and, as it was Remembrance Day at the weekend, draw some poppies.
And what is the dilemma? Should I just let them loose and see what they produce or should I show them how they can very quickly produce a poppy with a few quick “blobs” of different sizes. Do I let them be creative or do I direct their artwork?
The answer? I’m still not sure. Five year olds need the opportunity to play and be creative but we also want them to learn skills. I hope I enabled both. Click on the picture below to have a look at their results and see what you think.