February 9, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Today 1GJ were art detectives at Leeds City Art Gallery. First we looked at sculptures and found different shapes, materials and textures. After that we created our own polar animal sculptures. The children had some great ideas including a robotic polar bear, a snowman, penguins, fantasy creatures, a snow leopard and an artic hare. Joining materials and making the models stand up was challenging but as you can see from the photos all the groups persevered and created super sculptures. Thank you to all the parents who helped with the visit and Mrs Galbraith who came on her day off.
February 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm
This week we have been reading the book ‘Katie’s Picture Show’ by James Mayhew. This is an exciting story where Katie visits an art gallery with her grandma and some of the paintings come alive! The children then chose a picture that inspired them and wrote their own amazing stories. We will be using these stories to help us assess what level your child is writing at and how much progress they have made. Mrs Loveridge has been doing individual phonic assessments and practising the Year 1 Phonics test that they will do in June.
In maths we have been busy doubling and halving. The children had fun painting spots on a butterfly and then doubling the spots and writing the calculation. They’ve also been doubling and halving using pennies. We’ve been updating their individual maths assessments – we will discuss this at parent’s evening in March.
In art we’ve been looking at the artist Hundertwasser and creating our own pieces of art using paper strips. Remember we are visiting Leeds City Art Gallery next week – your child needs to bring a packed lunch in a disposable bag. Our own art exhibition will be in the North Hall at 2.30pm on Friday 13th February. We are looking forward to sharing our amazing work with our families. Please return your slip so we know how big the crowd will be!!
We will be visiting our ‘adopted trees’ next week – please make sure that your child has a pair of wellington boots in school.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team
February 3, 2015 at 8:01 am
Year One had a fantastic afternoon at Farsley A.F.C and took part in lots of sporting activities. What was your favourite race? Was it the bean bag target throw? The sprint? The balance? Or the beanbag pickup race? Everyone in Year One performed well and gave a massive effort. We saw some super teamwork and fantastic athleticism. Well done Year One! Be happy and be healthy.