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Sunsets to Spray Tans - Year 3 have been mixing the colour orange.

What a fabulous morning of colour! Today, Year 3 discussed the colour wheel and how mixing primary colours red and yellow will create orange. 


In school we have 6 tints and shades of red and yellow that can be mixed to create any number of different oranges. Children carefully recorded their colour recipes and produced exciting ranges of orange in their sketch books.


We discussed how colour mixing is a very skilled job in varied industries from fashion to car design and challenged ourselves to come up with imaginative names for each of our creations.


To do well children had to share and be respectful of each others work, follow instructions for mixing powder paints and use their creative brains to name colours. We also became art critics and after observing each others work gave constructive positive feedback to the class.