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Stories, doubling and halving and more art in Year 1!

Friday 5th February | 3 comments

In literacy this week we have read a lovely book called ‘Katie’s Picture Show’. In this story Katie explores an art gallery and touches the paintings and falls into them and has lots of amazing adventures. We used this story to help us write our own exciting stories. We began by looking at paintings by Raphael Perez and discussing what might happen in his pictures. Then in small groups we made up a story and the adult scribed it for us. In the next session we looked at a piece of art called ‘Winter’ by Zuzana Chalupova and wrote our own stories with a beginning, middle and end. The children all tried hard and wrote some super stories. We have also continued to practise our cursive handwriting, enjoyed guided reading and played lots of phonic games.

In maths we have been busy doubling and halving. We began by painting dots onto the two wings of a butterfly and then wrote the number sentence e.g 5 + 5 = 10. Then we used dominoes to find their doubles and halves. Can you spot our Kung Fu master in the photographs? She was an expert at chopping dominoes in half!! We also used pennies to work out doubles and halves in our fruit shop. The children are becoming more confident at knowing their doubles and halves. How quickly can your child recall them?

We have been looking at artwork by Balraj Khanna in our art lessons and used it as an inspiration to create a relief sculpture. In groups we created an animal using cardboard and then applied textured surfaces using paint, glue, sand and sawdust. This amazing art will be on display at our art gallery on Friday 12th February.

Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 Team

3 responses to “Stories, doubling and halving and more art in Year 1!”

  1. Sheila Singh (Ashwins mum) says:

    Another busy week year 1 … Well done. Ashwin has been telling us about Mrs james being the Kung fu master and teaching about halving and doubling in maths. Those moves look scary…… A great and exciting way to learn…. Can’t wait to see the special art work..

  2. Kirsty (Charlie's mum) says:

    I have really enjoyed looking at the blog with Charlie today and seeing all your lovely colourful animals! Charlie told us all about the story that you read about Katie and the pictures especially where Katie nearly got eaten! It sounds as if you have all been working hard on your doubling and halving – The Kung Fu domino master looks very scary!!

    I told my mummy about Katie’s picture show.

  3. Mrs Fisher says:

    It’s wonderful to see the art work you have been doing over the last few weeks. I particularly like the artist Kandinsky and love all the colours and shapes that he uses. I’m sure everyone will enjoy your art exhibition on Friday; I can’t wait to see pictures of it on your blog. Keep being the best you can be, from Mrs Fisher 🙂

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