Year 3 have been busy weaving their own Kente cloth designs. During our Ghana enquiry, we have been looking at various Kente designs and patterns and have been discussing the different types of Kente clothing found in Africa.
Kente cloths are the best known of the African textiles and are famous for their bold multi coloured patterns, bright colours and geometric shapes. With this in mind, the children started by exploring various images and discussing their preferences. They then created their own designs and explored ways of creating brighter, vibrant colours by pressing harder with their desired colours.
The children enjoyed learning about the different meanings of the colours in Africa and how each colour is specifically used to represent something important to them.
We spent time weaving a variety of brightly coloured strips and ensure we fixed every fifth strip in place with glue. We added patterns to the colour using a black felt tip. The children finished off their weaving by cutting the bottom part to add a fringed edge to their designs. Well done Year 3!
I am now even more egg-cited and egg-static to work with Year 3 tomorrow as we create some egg-cellent 3D models for our special Easter assembly in the afternoon! I hope you all enjoy the Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all again after the holidays!