As part of the Art work being completed this half term, the children in Year 5 have been investigating colour. We discussed what constitutes a primary, secondary or tertiary colour, as well as how to achieve them, before comparing two blue boxes and explaining what the similarities and differences were between them.
The children were quick to point out that one of the boxes was light blue, and the other was much darker, with a range of fantastic vocabulary including ‘denim blue’, ‘navy blue’ and even ‘azure’!
We then began experimenting with red (a primary colour), and how it would change when we added black or white. The children added a little bit of white to the red, before adding more and more, and painted a block after each addition. They then repeated the process with black! Although it was tricky to keep it in the lines – and to keep the paint in the palettes! – the children were very impressed with their ”paint tracks’, and are looking forward to discovering more about colours next week!