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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School

Maths in Art Day

This year, for World Maths Day, we held a special MATHS IN ART DAY. This was an exciting opportunity for children in every class to create a mathematical inspired piece of art work!


Each class was assigned an artist or style to focus on and the children worked on this throughout the day, learning about the artist and the maths that they used to create their works of art.


Nursery – learned about Matisse in his later years, focusing on his picture the snail and then arranging cut-out shapes in bright colours to create their own snail pictures.

Reception – learned about Paul Klee, looking at his Castle and Sun pictures and created their own using different shapes.

Year 1 – learned about Mondrian. They looked at his pictures made up of straight lines and block colours then created their own.

Year 2 – focused on the sculptures of Andy Goldsworthy and created their own natural sculptures, focusing on measures.

Year 3 – looked at Kandinsky, focusing on his paintings, 'composition viii' and 'squares with concentric circles' and then created their own.

Year 4 – created tessellations in the style of M.C. Escher.

Year 5 – created parabolic designs, learning how to create curves using only straight lines.

 Year 6 – Learned about Fibonacci, and looked at his number sequence, thinking about how it was formed and how it relates to spirals in nature. They then created different types of spiral designs.


The children then came together at the end of the day to share their work in a special assembly!  Their art work was all so impressive.