Year 5 learned about MC Escher and took on the challenge of combining maths and art.
In our class Novel, The London Eye Mystery, the main character discusses seeing things from a different viewpoint because he is Autistic. He refers to optical illusions and in particular a famous painting of an impossible waterfall. Can you tell which way the water is flowing?
We then looked into his life and work in more depth, and found out how he used tessellations of shapes either through translation or rotation.
Here are Adrian and Amrit's first attempts. The teachers were super impressed by their grasp on making patterns just with some square paper.
What shapes do you see? Don't stare for too long - it will make your eyes spin!