Indigo class: Did you know that the word ‘graffiti’ derives from the Greek word graphein meaning: to write? Simply put, graffiti is a drawing, scribbling or writing on a flat surface. Today, we equate graffiti with the ‘New York’ or ‘Hip Hop’ style which emerged from New York City in the 1970s. At first pens and markers were used, but these were limited as to what types of surfaces they worked on so very quickly everyone was using spray paint. In Britain we have a very active graffiti world and one of the most famous artists is Banksy, who creates funny, thought-provoking graffiti and images in very unusual places as well as on walls. Of course, graffiti isn’t new, it has been found in Greek and Roman towns from 2,000 years ago, the people who lived in caves drew on their walls before language existed. Check out the graffiti work from Indigo class!
In English we are focusing on poetry and have debated statements such as ‘boys don’t read poems only girls do.’ The children are enjoying their debates and look forward to exploring a variety of poems.