In Year 5/6, we have being learning about masks. We examined decorative masks used in cultural celebrations, theatre, and art galleries, and we also looked at practical uses for masks, such as medical theatre masks, welder’s masks and gas masks.

Next, we focused on three different styles of mask: abstract, tribal and realistic. We looked at the features and colours used in these styles. Students thought about their own personality and chose a style that they believed reflected them in some way. We then made a self-portrait mask using this chosen style.

After looking at the physical aspects of masks,…