This year we are, again, taking part in the National Gallery’s Take One Picture project. As part of their lockdown homework the children looked at the painting The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello. The feedback from the pupils was that they were particularly curious about the central figure (Niccolo da Tolentino) and his flamboyant hat. With this in mind we decided to make hats the starting point for our work this year. Specifically we are thinking about hats that tell us something about their owners.
Lots of parents and members of our local community have shared their hats and stories with us (virtually) and we have designed and made our own hats too.