The painting for Take One Picture this year was 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump' by Joseph Wright. We talked about the details the children could see in the painting. They identified the bird in the 'glass jar' and we talked about how the bird would feel sad in the jar. We also discussed what breed of bird it could be and the children described and named some birds that they knew of. We decided to paint colourful birds and the Year One children painted a scene where the bird would feel happy instead of sad.
All of the children painted either a picture or a bird and they were all fantastic! They are now on display in our classroom.
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