The Big Frieze – R.E

This week in 4K, we have been looking at the ‘Big Frieze’.

The Big Frieze is an illustration by Emma Yarlett, designed to give an abstract interpretation of the concept and origins of Christianity.

The children were not told at the beginning that the designs were all part of a larger piece of artwork, they were told to read the extract and look at the picture to decide where it may come in the timeline of events.

This activity sparked discussion not only about the timeline of events, but also about the different interpretations different people could have about these pieces of art, with children spotting different symbols, words and ideas within each panel and then within the artwork as a whole.

The children were even able to pin-point where each part of Holy week may come into action through this artwork.

4K really enjoyed this activity and it gave them a more abstract, yet visual, understanding of Christianity.

See some pictures of them in action here:

Another lovely week in 4K!

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