Good morning everyone!
We hope you enjoyed learning about Roy Lichtenstein yesterday. Today you are going to learn about another artist called Keith Haring. We would like to see how you are getting on, so remember you can send us your work on our class email addresses below:
Miss Harcourt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Walters: email@example.com
From Miss Harcourt and Mrs Walters 😊
Today, you will be learning about an artist who would often find himself arrested for his art! His name was Keith Haring and he was an American graffiti artist who lived and studied in New York. He is a little-known artist who only lived a short life, but his work prompted many discussions and raised many questions. Today’s learning task is to write a balanced argument voicing your own ideas and thoughts: Do you think his work should be classified as art? Do you think he should have been allowed to use the subways for his work? Do you think the police should have arrested him for doing what he did? Is his work Art?
We would like you to take a look at the PowerPoint or word document provided to learn a bit about him.
Now watch the News clip below:
Start your writing with a short introduction to the artist, giving some details about who he is and what he does, and then write your argument. When writing a balanced argument you need to think of reasons for and reasons against your topic. You then need some useful ‘for and against’ words to link the arguments together.
Take a look at this website if you need reminding about how to write a balanced argument:
This week you are going to use formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including with real life contexts.
Today you are going to learn that representing a remainder as a fraction gives a more accurate answer.
Draw like Keith Haring.
Haring is famous for his cartoon-style of drawing which was influenced by Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. He was always interested in creating public art that everyone could see and he created street art and graffiti as a way of sharing his own thoughts and ideas through art on walls and subways. He wanted the public to be involved with his art as well as see it. Therefore he did lots of community projects where people joined him to create large murals on buildings such as churches, hospitals and orphanages. He also made large sculptures in the same cartoon style as his paintings and murals.
Your topic task today is to create a ‘message’ mural in the style of Keith Haring. This should be created on a sheet of A3 or A4 paper (the bigger the better really) and should fill all of the available space. His artwork has a very recognisable style. His paintings, murals and sculptures are often of people and animals. He drew in cartoon style with simple outlines and movement lines. His artwork was often in black and white, or very colourful, filling all of the available space. We would like your artwork to look just like his but you will need to generate your own ideas and come up with your own message (this could be anything you like such as not littering, social distancing or even a positive message promoting a love of books). Most of all, keep it simple! Here are a few pictures to get you thinking – can you work out what they are trying to say?
Reading: Please do your daily reading and record it in your reading record. You can now also go on: https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html to do your online reading and quizzes too! We can see how many books you have read and how you are doing on your quizzes. So go on, let’s get reading!
Please practise your spellings daily. This week’s spellings are below. You will need to see which ones you want to work on. If you can spell all of the Year 3/4 words, then do the Year 5/6. We will be focusing on 10 spellings every week. On Friday, get someone at home to do your spelling test with you!
Year 3 / 4
Year 5 / 6