Willow Class (Year 4) have been looking at hill figures in our topic lesson. As well as talking about our (non-Iron Age!) local hill figure (the Long Man of Wilmington) we were particularly drawn to the Uffington Horse, a beautiful chalk figure created by the Age communities who lived in Oxfordshire. We used our imaginations to think about why our ancestors created these large scale works of art. The children then used the Uffington Horse to inspire them in creating a hill figure of their own. They made wooden frames to hold straight a board of card, onto which they drew their own abstracted animal design. A grass texture was created through mixing sand, glue and paint together. The children then hammered large lumps of chalk collected from The Downs into a rough textured powder they could apply to their boards to create their hill figure! The results were stunning and the children are really proud of their art.