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Fun falling into a painting!

Friday 8th February | 5 comments

In literacy this week we have read the story ‘Katie’s Picture Show’. In this book Katie explores an art gallery and touches the paintings and falls into them and has lots of amazing adventures. We were very excited when we fell through a picture frame into a painting called ‘Winter’ by Zuzana Chalupova. This inspired us to plan and write a story with a problem and resolution. The children all tried hard and wrote some super stories.

In phonics we have focussed on ur/er/ir, oi/oy, ee/ea/ey and explored compound words. We have also enjoyed using a new programme called ‘Spelling Shed’ and had fun spelling our tricky words.

In our maths lessons we continued our addition work and focused on selecting the best method. The children are now confident using tens frames, part whole models and number lines to find their answers. Can they tell you with method they prefer? Now that we are addition experts we are moving onto subtraction!

We have been learning about algorithms in our computing lesson this week. The children rotated around different tasks. The first activity was to order a set of instructions for making toast and then follow them. They all enjoyed the end product! The children also met the Beebots and had lots of fun sending them on adventures around the classroom!

We have also been thinking about how to use the internet safely. The children have been talking about how they use the internet both in school and at home. On Tuesday it was UK Safer Internet Day  the children thought about how to keep themselves safe and decided that the most important thing is to ask a grown up if they are unsure or worried about anything online. The children were given examples of choices they may face online such as offers to pay for games, download new apps or talk to strangers and were very mature deciding on the most sensible actions to take. If you would like some more information on how you can support your child at home then please visit The UK Safer Internet Parents support website.

We have been busy artists this week and have been inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. We had fun creating our own art work. This will all be on display next Thursday from 2.30pm in our hall.

We danced to music from Africa in our PE lesson.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 1 Team

5 responses to “Fun falling into a painting!”

  1. Nighat (Hassan Mum) says:

    It seems like it’s been another fun & enjoyable week. Hassan really enjoyed writing his story after reading Katie’s Picture Show.

  2. Serens mum says:

    Seren begged me to get her a Katie picture book when she got home. Learning about artwork and artists has left a big impression on her!

  3. Annie Preston’s mum says:

    Wow! What a lot of fun you have had this week, I can’t wait to see your artwork on Thursday!

  4. Rauf says:

    Imaan loves art, she’s especially liked learning about Picasso and Pollock.

  5. Jemma Leckenby says:

    I wondered why Sam was talking about such a big word as algorithms!

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