This week, year 4 went on a trip to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. They travelled by tube to Charing Cross Station and were amazed when they emerged from the station to find themselves in the middle of Trafalgar Square. They couldn’t believe how big it was and enjoyed looking at the artwork on the fourth plinth, a piece of art by artist Heather Phillipson called ‘The End.’ The sculpture tops the Fourth Plinth with a giant swirl of whipped cream, a cherry, a fly and a drone that transmits a live feed of Trafalgar Square. They also listened to some buskers who were playing music before they made their way into the National Gallery.
At the gallery, children listened to a guide and learnt about methods used by artists long time ago. They could not believe that blue was extremely difficult to get in the 17th century and cost a fortune. They then had the opportunity to explore the gallery and look at the range of art on show. They were amazed at how vast and ornate the space was. Whilst exploring the gallery, can you believe that some of the group saw Prince Charles?
Afterwards, they decided to explore the area further and went to China Town as they had learnt about Chinese New Year in Ms Fatania’s assembly just last week. One of the children said, “Gong Hey Fat Choy” and got a free lollipop!
It was such a fantastic trip!