Y4 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Art

To commemorate the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Year Four spent some time in Health and Wellbeing thinking about our feelings and emotions during the difficult and sad period of national mourning. We made links with our ‘Zones of Regulation’, which use colours to represent feelings.

Then, in Art and Design, we used the inspiration of American artist Sam Gilliam’s Abacus Sliding, where he builds up layers of colours to represent his own feelings at a point in time. Some children thought he may cover a lot of the colours with black paint as a way of hiding his true feelings.

We built up our own layers of colours from first hearing the news, to how we felt a week later when things mostly made more sense to us. As you can see, our Y4s did a great job!