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A ‘real artist’, subtraction and fantasy settings!

Friday 26th January | 8 comments

The highlight of  the week was when a real artist came to work with us. 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 Abad and planned 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.

For more information look at Kate’s website – www.twicefired.co.uk. A huge thank you to Kate Park – we all enjoyed the brilliant glass workshop.

We have read the story Katie and the Dinosaurs in our literacy lessons. Katie goes through a door which has a sign on it saying: ” Absolutely No Admittance Whatsoever”.

This story inspired us to use our imagination and create our own fantasy settings behind a door – we had alien moons, witch world, sweetie lands and lots more exciting places! The children drew and labelled their setting using some great wow words. Then they wrote about their lands using adjectives and conjunctions. In phonics we have focused on ear, air and ure and in handwriting we have learnt how to join ir, er and ur.

We have had a week of subtraction in maths. We have used tens frames, part whole models and number lines to develop our fluency.

In our science lesson we got a letter from a dinosaur who needed our help. Tina Troodon has long legs and her eggs keep cracking when she lays them! We needed to investigate which material would make the best nest for her and protect her eggs. We spent time planning the investigation and making sure it was a fair test. The children especially enjoyed the egg dropping! We concluded that jelly, sand, cotton wool and bubble wrap would make the best nest.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team



8 responses to “A ‘real artist’, subtraction and fantasy settings!”

  1. Gemma says:

    Alfie has enjoyed this week. He came home on Monday and drew a picture and told us it was a Pacita Abad picture. We were very impressed.

  2. peterharris says:

    This is a wonderful blog showcasing some hugely engaging learning and fantastic Year 1 practice. Well done Team Year 1.

    Many, many thanks to Kate Park for coming in again: her work is always a highlight of Year 1! Maybe parents might like to browse her website?

  3. Dave Wilkinson says:

    Lily really enjoyed her art this week, especially as she could make something to give her mum for her birthday 🙂

  4. Zoe Briggs says:

    Joe has had a lovely week at school. He said Wednesday was his “best day at school ever” thank you Miss Bray and all support staff.

  5. Mehnaz begum says:

    Ayah was so excited to tell all about Pacita Abads art work and how Kate Park helped the children make their own art work out of glass

  6. Maria Anwar says:

    Josef loved doing glass art and has been telling us all about it at home.

  7. Marion Cole says:

    What a busy week. Beautiful artwork! Well done y1!

  8. Amrit says:

    What a fabulous time the children have had! Sophia was excited to tell us all about her artwork!

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