Last week, as part of our work on sunflowers, we spoke about Vincent Van Gogh and his sunflower paintings. The children then became artists themselves and tried to paint a sunflower. I just gave them an empty piece of paper and the paints, put a picture of a sunflower on the smart board and left them to it, not wanting to interfere in the process at all. I really enjoyed watching the children paint, seeing the way in which they mixed the colours and seeing their different personalities emerge in their paintings. There were those that paid attention to detail, drawing a flower in the conventional way and others who were more interested in creating abstract designs with the colours. Some took the opportunity to practise writing their letters and numbers. The painting are hanging outside the classroom. Here are photos of the children at work.