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Outdoor Friday Chalk Creations!

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Balloons, jet packs and butterflies! 


Monet's Magical Garden

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Inspired by our beautiful collection of Impressionist stories, Year 1 have been inspired mostly by Monet and his garden this week. We have been using new acrylic paints and flat paintbrushes to try and create our own impressionist effects. We've also been doing a spot of gardening.

 


Degas Figure Drawing

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We read the story of Degas' 'Little Dancer' and all of us experienced how hard it was to be a model today. The concentration and stillness in the classroom was amazing, and has never been achieved before! We have been learning how to draw a figure in proportion, combining our skills to produce beautiful pastel ballerina drawings. They will be on display in our Art exhibition coming soon.


Let's talk about art!

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What a brilliant start we've had to our new creative topic. We're all trying to follow a rubric that tells us what we should be looking for when we study a piece of artwork. Ollie, Noah, Amy and Cereza shared their ideas today when we looked at Degas paintings. I'm looking forward to hearing about what art you've found for your homework this week. 


Reusing our plastic waste!

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We're getting creative this week in Year 1 and trying to think of different ways we can reuse plastic containers. So far Bella's come up with a creature catcher, Roni made a spoon with a creative handle, Zachary made a monster candy dispenser and Brodie made a water timer. She challenged her classmates to see how many star jumps they could do until the water trickled through. Oliver is in the lead at 11 so far but watch this space. 

   


Can Peter Rabbit teach us how to be sorry?

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Today, we started our brand new Come and See topic which is all about 'Being Sorry'. We looked at the Tale of Peter Rabbit and Year 1 were very good at pointing out what Peter Rabbit should be sorry for. He helped us think about things we should be sorry for, we wrote it down and painted our hands as a symbol of shaking our hands to make up for the things we've done. 


A royal wedding inspired Outdoor Friday!

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Today we had lots of fun acting out the royal wedding, making tissue paper flowers and nature inspired wedding hats, icing wedding buns, and taking part in a fancy dress obstacle race. 


What happens to water when you add rubbish?

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We've had a fantastic week learning about the effects rubbish has on our water system. We looked at how sea turtles become very poorly when they eat plastic waste in the sea and looked at the true story of Duffy the sea turtle.  We started a science investigation making observations of rubbish added to clear water. 


KS1s Outdoor Friday!

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For the second week running Outdoor Friday has proved a success for Key Stage 1! We've spent an enjoyable hour exploring all the activities on the field, playground and in Year 1s outdoor area. We made oceans in bottles, decorative foil fish, went on a bug hunt, challenged ourselves in obstacle races and parachute games and enjoyed lots of other activities. What shall we do outside next week? 

 


Evie's Show and Tell

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Evie brought us in a salt water lobster's skin. We enjoyed hearing about her Dads lobster and looking in detail at its delicate body. Thank you Evie.