Dinosaurs, time and a trip to the art gallery!
Friday 13th January | 1 comment
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?
We have been ‘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.
In maths we continued our work on time. We have looked at seconds, minutes and hours and thought carefully about the activities you can do in these time intervals. We have also looked at other time vocabulary such as today, yesterday, tomorrow, before, after, first, next, after etc. and thought carefully about a timetable of the school day.
Please click on the clock for a link to some fun interactive time games.
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, drew self portraits in the style of Andy Warhol, and we even 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 Wednesday 8th February at 2:30pm – your invitations have been sent home today. Thank you so much to the parents who helped us on these trips – we really appreciate your support.
1S at the Art Gallery:
1GJ at the Art Gallery:
Our phonics focus this week, which again is in your child’s reading diary, was:
Have a great weekend.
The year 1 team.