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Year 1 & 2: Leonardo da Vinci

The topic for Years 1 and 2 is Flying high and in art, we have been looking at Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks.

In the first lesson, we learned about life in Renaissance Italy and studied facsimiles of Leonardo's notebooks. We went on to look at the materials that he used to record his ideas and inventions and then designed our own flying machines on tea-stained 'parchment'.

The children were very excited to draw and annotate their own inventions:

Many of the drawings were very detailed:

Here are some of our proud inventors ...

... and some of their finished designs: