Hatfeild Primary - January 2004


The floor mosaic is the second phase of the Sun Shelter project.

The starting point for the mosaic work was to create a rich mosaic surface through clay tile and mosaic workshops with two year 2 classes.

Every pupil made either a clay relief bird or mammal, or made tactile mosaic tiles of different shapes and letters to spell the names of all the animals. All pupils in each class worked on one of two big panels at either end of the Shelter.

The mosaic was made in the classroom on mesh over plastic templates with a design marked out. They worked in groups of 5 or 6 and focussed on shapes of the tiles, the gaps in between and how to make their mosaic read as a coherent whole.

The cooperation between pupils was excellent and everyone shared the sense of success when the mosaic was installed and officially opened.