Our school has entered The National Gallery’s Take One Picture programme. Primary schools
nationwide have been invited to complete cross-curricular projects based on Henri Rousseau’s
‘Surprised!’ The National Gallery selects a number of these projects for an exhibition at the gallery
which we hope to be visiting as a whole school in the Summer Term.
Classes 1, 2 and 3 produced artworks:
Class 4 created a soundscape and used a clip from a David Attenborough programme as the
inspiration. They considered how to use natural materials, such as leaves, grasses and water, as well
as their own voices and musical instruments, to create the sounds of the environments in which
tigers hunt their prey. The children found out that monkeys alert deer to the threat posed by a
stalking tiger and they composed the sound of the warning calls and the frantic responses.