Last week, Year 5 were learning about the ancient Buddhist art form of mandalas. The children researched their history and created mood boards of different geometric designs.
After that, they had a go at drawing their own mandalas, using rulers and protractors to ensure they were measuring angles and distances accurately for symmetry.
Finally, they drew larger designs and used coloured sand for the detail. Buddhist monks can spend up to a week creating their designs in sand but our pupils only had a few hours. Nonetheless, they were pretty pleased with the results.
Arguably the most important part came at the end of school when they swept their beautiful creations away. Buddhists believe this symbolises their belief that no one should become too attached to their possessions.