What great fun we have had! We have been using the iPads to create some fruit and vegetable faces using an app called Pictoboldo.
Click here if you would like to download it to your iPad/smartphone/tablet at home.
We took a picture of our faces and then used it in the app. The app gave us lots of different fruits and vegetables to choose from so that we could put the fruits and vegetables over our faces. We practised doing lots of different things such as dragging the pictures around the screen, making the pictures bigger or smaller; turning the images around the page and and flipping them to make a mirror image.
What do you think of our faces? Can you see any resemblance?
How to help your child at home:
- Download the app to an iPad or tablet to allow your child to practise their ICT skills.
- Speak to your child about how to be safe on the internet.
- Make sure that you have spoken to your child to set rules about how to use an iPad or tablet safely.
- Use real fruit and vegetables to create a real-life fruit and vegetable model.
In Art, we have started to learn about a new artist called Guiseppe Arcimboldo. He was born in Milan, Italy in 1527 and he died in 1593, aged 63. We worked out that he was alive almost 500 years ago.
Arcimboldo was famous for creating portraits and images made from unusual things such as fruit and vegetables, flowers and animals. If you look carefully, you can see the different things that he had used to created the images.
We used some images of fruit and vegetables to create our own fruit and vegetables faces. Can you see which fruit and vegetables we have used for the different features?
How to continue the learning at home:
- Can you make your own fruit and vegetable inspired face?
- Go to the supermarket and ask your child what different kinds of fruit and vegetables they can see and name?
- Try and taste some fruit and vegetables your child may not have tried before. What do they taste like? Can your child use adjectives to describe the appearance and taste of them?
- Use the internet to have a look at some of the other art work Arcimboldo created.
- Draw your own fruit and vegetable inspired portrait. Remember to use the correct colour for each object.
We have been looking at the artist Arcimboldo in Y2. He is an artist who was alive over 400 years ago. He is famous for creating portraits of people but used fruit and vegetables for the different features of the face.
We have had lots of fun, using fruit and vegetables to create our own fruit and vegetable faces and we even made pizzas inspired by Arcimboldo.