Years 5 and 6 have made a fab start, they have done some amazing designs for the schools own heraldry banners. We looked at the history and reason for heraldry, looking at symbolism and what it meant in the Elizabethan period. (It was a lot about identity and status. .the Facebook of the time!!)
The children looked at their own identity. looking at their family names, origins and history, then they designed their very own symbol representing who they are. We put a 21st twist on this and gave them the option to do it as a historic symbol or a 21st century emoji’s.
When designs were completed the children created a printing block similar to a lino cut and then printed onto fabric to create their own printed heraldry symbols. A class heraldry flag was also produced using everyone’s individual art work to make a class work of art.