Launch of Hooplah! #TAG exhibition

Last Thursday evening saw the  opening of the latest #TAG  exhibition. Parents, carers and children were treated to some amazing art work created by  children in Reception, Years 1 & 2. The exhibition’s theme is the Circus, which links to the children’s geography topic.

As part of their learning, children studied circus from around the world and enjoyed discovering the cultural identities of different performance companies. They explored where circus troupes toured from, studying the world map and gaining a greater  understanding of continents, countries and seas. Animal welfare and  changing cultural attitudes toward the care and safety of animals was an important area of discussion. During workshops with Art Hoppers Reception children face painted each other for a series of photo portraits. They printed fabric designs for bunting and created a  video of themselves throwing cream pies on each others faces! Year 1 & 2 made circus posters, created their own egg register of clown portraits and created a world map with the  continents defined by circus style patterns. They also made a flip book of characters based on their  drawings and collage works and created wire characters in  miniature to bring the model circus in the gallery to life.

At the exhibition opening there were various circus activities out in the playground and lots of delicious circus themed food. Thanks to all who attended. It was a really lovely event!