This week’s art lessons were based on our story book of the week ‘What the ladybird heard’. We began our first art lesson by exploring the features of a ladybird. This began by watching a video of the cycle of a ladybird. This fascinated all the children… and teachers! We then explored the textures of clay and ways we can move and position our hands and fingers to form different shapes. First the children flattened their clay into a oval shape using both hands. They then used a clay tool to create their personalised marks. Some children rolled small pieces of clay in the palms of their hands to create the spots effect for their ladybird and others used their finger tips. Well done reception! Once the clay had dried the children all painted their ladybirds using the colour red for the body and black for the spots.