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A real artist in year One…

Friday 3rd February | 1 comment

The highlight of  the week was when our local real artist came into visit. What an amazing day we had! Kate Park taught us how to create our unique pieces of glass art work. First the children looked at artwork by the artist Pacita and thought carefully about their designs.  Then carefully, using tweezers, they placed the different types of glass onto their work. Can they remember what all the types looked like? Stringers, frits and confetti. Kate has taken the finished pieces home to fire in her kiln. You can watch this over the weekend on Facebook – Twice Fired. I know the children cannot wait to bring their finished piece home.

For more information look at Kate’s website – www.twicefired.co.uk. A huge thank you to Kate Park – a brilliant day for some very lucky children.

In literacy this week we have continued our work on  ‘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 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 this week we have been focusing on addition and subtraction. We have been writing number sentences and putting missing symbols and numbers into calculations. The children enjoyed using numicon, number lines and 100 squares. There was some super maths taking place. Please click here for a link to a previous blog which contains some interactive addition and subtraction games.

Our phonics focus this week has been:


Remember you are all welcome at our art gallery next Wednesday the 8th of February at 2.30pm. We have lots of amazing art to show off! Thank you for your support.

Have a super weekend.

The Year One team


One response to “A real artist in year One…”

  1. Zoe Webb (Jack Shann's mum) says:

    Jack absolutely loved doing the glass art work and he loved the piece he brought home that he had specially made for me. I can’t wait to see the piece of art he is bringing home next week. Another great week Yr1

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