The View From My Window
In Spring Term 2021, school closures meant that many of us were unable to see our friends and learn together. The pupils, parents and staff of Ormesby Primary School found ways to connect with each other and share experiences, keeping our school family together whilst we were physically apart.
One of the ways we have achieved this is through our whole-school art project, The View From My Window. Children working at home and in school became inspired by the work of Australian-born artist and author, Jeannie Baker. We studied Baker’s work and collage techniques, admiring her use of natural and found objects, alongside man-made materials. The careful details in her work interested us and we thought about how she created different effects. We also learned about changes over time and thought about what will happen in the future. This gave us lots to talk about, especially looking forward to being with our friends again and taking part in activities that we’ve been unable to enjoy for a while.
Whether working at home or at school, pupils from Nursery to Year 6 created drawings and collages to show each other the view from their window. Working on this project simultaneously helped us connect with our friends in different places and share our experiences. Sharing our creative work virtually enabled us to gain an insight into what life in lockdown has been like for others. It has also given us the opportunity to take in some great views without leaving our seats!
A huge ‘well done’ to Ormesby Primary’s children, parents and staff for working together to develop this wonderful collection of creative work!
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