Year 4 - Home Learning - Week 5

Literacy

Reading

Find out about some of the animals that may be found on our school site:

Writing

  Keep out of the Mud

Take on Picture - Create a story starting from this image.

Into the Woods

Art

Gustav Klimt painted the “Tree of Life” which is an important symbol in nearly every culture.

Background

The Tree of Life represents wisdom, protection, strength, and beauty. It reaches up into the sky and down into the earth. It links Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld.

 

The swirled branches make people want to keep looking at the painting to explore and find more.

Even with the mixed up patterns and swirly branches we still will always recognize it as The Tree of Life

About Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter (born in 1862, died in 1918) and the founder of the school of painting known as the Vienna Sezession. Klimt’s early work was rather realistic in nature. Much of the paintings he did prior to 1898 were large murals commissioned by theaters. Later in his life, Klimt began to paint in a much more innovative and imaginative way until eventually his creations were very decorative and quite symbolic – meaning that many of the images in his work had hidden meaning. His most well-known work is “The Kiss”.

Recreate your own 'Klimt' - using any art materials you have.

A Lesson plan - building a Klimt

Additional Resources

The following images are very suitable for young children:

  • The Kiss

    Accomplishment

    L'Albero Della Vita

    History

Anglo Saxons - Who were they?

Anglo Saxon Profile Activity input

Anglo Saxon - Resource Sheets