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This week we learnt about a famous pirate called Blackbeard. We listened carefully to a character description and visualised Blackbeard for ourselves from what we had heard. 


We sketched him first then chose paint, collage or charcoal to complete our portrait. 


Our aim was not to create the perfect portrait but to capture what we had learnt about Blackbeard and enjoy experimenting with different materials.


We were encouraged to stop to consider which colours, materials or marks would communicate adjectives like:

  • wiry
  • bushy
  • smoky
  • twisty
  • wavy
  • evil
  • beady
  • rotten
  • dark
  • yellow
  • black
  • giant
  • bloodshot
  • pointy
  • wobbly
  • vicious
  • fierce
  • cone-shaped
  • hurtful
  • tough