Native American Art week at Tenbury Wells Primary School provided the challenge of producing a ceramic totem pole with year’s 5 & 6.

As part of my research, Google revealed a mass of information and facts about totem pole and why they were made – fascinating stuff about shaming bad debtors, commemorating significant occurrences and celebrating an individual or clan.
I encouraged the children to consider their own animal totem by asking a range of questions. After much fun and debate, the children created their own stylised totem in clay.

All the tiles and cladding will be fired before the end of term and stand guard at the entrance of the school’s forest school area.
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