This half term Year 1 will be carrying on exploring the topic ‘the seaside’. In art this week we have been looking at sketching and how we can make different tones using a pencil and rubber. We were given some beautiful shells of different shapes and sizes and sketched what we could see in our sketch books. We really focused on the small details and used different tones to make our sketches effective.
Art club with Miss Hobbs
In art club so far, we have made scribble drawings and bubble art. At first when the children were told they were going to be making scribble drawings, they thought it was a silly idea. However, we were all very impressed with the outcomes!
Year 1 have lots more exciting things to come in the upcoming weeks in art club!
This week in English we have travelled back in time to the day after the Great Fire of London in 1666. We have been thinking about how London should be rebuilt so that it a safer place to live. We then created leaflets showcasing features of our design for King Charles 11 to persuade him to use our ideas when he rebuilds the city.
In maths, we have been learning about mass. We have enjoyed using the balance scales to compare the mass of different objects. We use mathematical language such as heaviest and lightest to describe a range of objects in relation to one another.
During our geography lessons this week, we have been looking at aerial maps. First we explored a variety of maps and identified the key features. Then, we created our own map of London and created our own key to identify important features and landmarks. Some of us even added a compass rose to our maps!
On Wednesday, we held our mini Olympics sports day! All of the children showed great sportsmanship and solidarity in supporting their team mates. They should all be very proud of themselves for their efforts.