This week, children in Year 5 learned about street art and graffiti as part of our topic, Walls and Barricades. The children practised some graffiti techniques before watching a collection of Banksy art work. The children had to describe what messages they thought Banksy was portraying and why people feel they need to express their ideas through street art.
We then explored what types of messages were painted on to walls around the world and if there was a theme… We looked, in detail, at the Berlin Wall and discovered that there were lots of messages based around love, freedom and peace.
After that, we researched protest and inspirational quotes. The children then created a ‘Wall of Love’ to show what they had learned. Check out the video we took of the whole wall here: twitter.com/stjhighgate?lang=en-gb