Week beginning 11th October – Black History Month

This week in Year 4 we have celebrated Black History month with our curriculum day! We have learned about influential Black people throughout history and their impact on society. We have been inspired by their work, to create some of our own Art work, animations and persuasive posters.

Pablo Fanque

Pablo Fanque was a circus entertainer in the Victorian period. He was most famous for his act where he would dance with horses! He was a trapeze artist and ran his own circus. He was also from Norwich! Pablo Fanques’ famous circus poster inspired a song by the Beatles. Today, Year 4 were inspired by his and other circus posters and used persuasive language to create our own eye catching posters.

Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas was an influential painter, and became most iconic for her use of brush strokes and colour. Year 4 chose different techniques to recreate the style of Alma Thomas with their work.

Floyd Norman

Floyd Norman was an animator who worked with Walt Disney, creating some of Disneys’ most well-known stories. Year 4 created animations of a volcano erupting using Purple Mash, inspired by Floyd Norman’s animation work.