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Slyne-With-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

Listen, learn, love and laugh as part of God's family

Summer 2 Week 5 - WC 06/7/20

This week's theme is 'We’re Going to the Zoo!' 
Enjoy all the excitement of the zoo from the comfort of your own home!  
Listen to some animal themed poetry before taking on the role of researchers, as you prepare your own voice-over to accompany an animal film.   

Look at the different works of Gaudi and the short clip about his life. With an adult, look at the art work and describe what you see. Explore patterns, curved lines, shapes, bright colours, animals and nature.


Discuss that these words define a type of art called Art Nouveau which inspired Gaudi. The Art Nouveau style is applied not only to painting and sculpture but also to architecture, furniture, jewellery, fabrics. It can consist of curvy lines with smooth surfaces. The objects look as if they have grown from nature. Often, artists used natural objects for inspiration such as trees, flowers, and animals. Do you like this type of art? Share opinions. Antoni Gaudi was an architect and artist who was inspired by this style of art. He used mosaic (a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small pieces of stone, tile, glass). He also introduced new techniques, such as trencadís which used broken plates and cups to create his designs. Gaudi used shapes to make shapes!

You will now use a mosaic technique to create some Toucan art! Try to include some nature in your art too, e.g. trees or flowers. Your Toucan should be unique to you. When you have drawn your Toucan, you can start decorating your picture with paper mosaic.
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Additional activities

Throughout lockdown, Chester Zoo has been closed to visitors.  During this time, the zoo has been posting ‘virtual’ zoo tours online.  


With an adult, watch some of these here:

- Red pandas have breakfast at Chester Zoo:

- Watch stunning Sumatran tiger Kasarna eat her lunch:

- Beautiful butterflies … and a surprise at the end! 

Zoo Boy by Sophie Thompson is about a boy whose father is a zookeeper.  

In this story, the boy discovers he can talk to animals and understand what they say back!  The opening chapter can be viewed here:  


The opening to the sequel Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves can be found here:  (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids to view both these extracts.  Membership is free). 
Marvel and find out how the Pasha of Egypt sent a young giraffe as a gift to the King of France.  

Based on a true story, Zeraffa Giraffa is by Dianne Hofmeyr.  The opening pages can be found here: (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids to view this extract.  Membership is free).