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