Year 5 Shonibare class this week, were learning a tricky technique in their art lesson - how to apply a wash. It is used in painting watercolours. Rather than painting in thick paint which is the normal way we paint, we had to water down the paint so it was very thin so we applied just a thin watery layer, which is called a 'wash'.

Jahzara: "It was very calming - mixing the colours was so soothing."

Harrison: "It was really fun. We used watercolours and on top of the line painted stripes."