Following on from our work last week in art where we created continuous line drawings of each others’ poses, this week we used clay to create the sketches. We thought about the shapes we could see in each others’ poses, noticing the way each body part was positioned. Then we explored how to mould and shape the clay, creating the different body parts and joining them together. We then experimented with manipulating our sketches to create different poses.
This week in Art we developed our sketching skills by practising continuous line drawings of each other. First of all everyone practised drawing Miss Miles, making sure that they didn’t take their pencil off the page. This proved to be pretty tricky but with lots of practice and perseverance it became easier. Then the class practised drawing each other in different poses, thinking about the shapes and composition of the different body parts.
On Wednesday, Year 1 took part in a maths morning, based around the story 365 penguins. The book prompted lots of mathematical discussions around counting, one more / one less, days of the week and months of the year, patterns, shapes and money.
The children then took part in a carousel of activities based on the story including; making craft penguins and ordering them by size, creating houses out of 2d shapes; creating playdough penguin food and comparing the weights using scales; building pyramids of penguins and counting the total; creating repeating patterns and sharing penguins into equal groups.
This week in RE we continued to learn about the Creation Story from Genesis. We went on a hunt outside to explore the different parts of creation we could see, recording our findings using clipboards.
In Science we have been learning about materials. We hunted around the classroom for examples of wood, plastic, metal, fabric and paper. We began to think about the properties of the different materials, comparing and contrasting the different examples we found.
In Guided Reading we wrote our own summarised version of the traditional tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and then retold it through drama.
We have had a great first full week back at school in 1M. The children have loved being back in school, busy exploring the new classroom, embracing new learning and socialising with their friends.
In maths the children did a super job of counting forwards and backwards, ordering numbers and familiarising themselves with some of the maths equipment we will be using this year, including numicon.
In PE we enjoyed the lovely sunshine when taking part in a circuit of different activities including balancing a ball on a racket, speed jumping, and throwing a beanbag.