Year 4 have been learning about the Lewis Chessmen which are distinctive chess pieces carved out of walrus ivory dated from the 12th century. They were discovered in the bay of Uig in Scotland, although they are originally from Norway. Children began by making observational drawings and explored mark making using different materials, such as charcoal and a variety of artists’ pencils. They then designed their own chess pieces inspired by the Lewis Chessmen and carved these into blocks of soap. They are looking really great so far!