Dinosaurs, number families and an Art Gallery!
Friday 15th January | 2 comments
Watch out there are dinosaurs about! This week we have been finding out lots of interesting dinosaur facts. In our literacy lessons we have been writing facts about the Tyrannosaurus Rex. We researched their diet, size and habitat. Did you know a T-Rex had over 50 razor sharp teeth and used them to eat other dinosaurs? The children thought carefully about using capital letters at the beginning of sentences and full stops at the end. Some children were able to use the conjunctions and, because and but to explain their dinosaur facts further. What facts can your child remember about the mighty T-Rex?
In handwriting we’ve practised writing d, g and q using the cursive style.
In maths we have been looking at number families and missing numbers. We used cubes and numicon to make the families practically. For example, 7+5 =12, 5+7 = 12, 12 – 7 = 5 and 12 – 5 = 7. Which number families can your child remember?
We have also continued being ‘Art Gallery Managers’ and we learnt about different types of art including installation art, sculpture and collage. The children had to sort lots of different art into groups and decide upon their likes and dislikes.
On Wednesday and Thursday we visited Cartwright Hall Art Gallery and had a great time exploring art. We took part in a fantastic session where we created a map using graphite pencils, copied Lowry’s art using 2D shapes, created a collage using warm and cold colours inspired by David Hockney and jumped into a painting – bringing it to life using our acting skills! The children were very creative and enjoyed the session. They also learnt a few new skills, such as how to use a pencil to add shading and how 2D shapes can add interesting effects. Hopefully we will be able to show off these new skills in our art gallery on Friday the 12th of February – your invitations have been sent home today.
1S at the Art Gallery:
1GJ at the Art Gallery:
Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 team.