Year 5 are learning about famous scientists and inventors and their work this term. They have been studying the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and discovered that not only was he an artist but also a sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist, inventor and writer! Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many people to be one of the most intelligent people of all time.
'The Vitruvian Man' is an ink drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. It shows a man in two superimposed positions. The drawing is based on da Vinci's ideas about the proportions of the human body and da Vinci describes these proportions in his notes around the drawing. The children have been measuring each other to see if Da Vinci’s ideas about the proportions of the body are true!