Year 1’s Fabulous World Book Day Art

On the 2nd of March (World Book day), Year 1 made some creative models linked to the book the whole school have been reading, The Lost Thing. They really enjoyed using plasticine to invent what they thought was behind the door. They all had different, imaginative, colourful objects that they thought would be at the end of the story. Everyone needed to do something linked to the end of the story and the Year 1 teachers decided to let the children create their own ‘lost thing.’  As a result of this, some chosen children stood up in assembly to share their learning that they worked hard on. From writing to junk-modelling to clay building, the school felt proud of theirselves and each other. The whole school gathered in the Junior hall on Friday to spectate the spectacular work on display.

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Stupendous Stagecoaches

On the 28th February, the studious pupils of Year 1 created masterpieces that could have appeared on the set of Cinderella. They made marvellous stagecoaches. They decorated these with many different materials, that were vibrantly coloured. After they had made their creations, they shared their stagecoaches proudly to there class. The teachers all wore a grin on their face because Year 1 did so splendidly. Well done to Year 1 for making such marvellous stagecoaches and for making their teachers proud.

Brilliant Bean Growing

The studious pupils of Year one began an epic journey of learning, they planted beans in a pot and are ready to observe the ways in which the plant grows and changes. The Year ones began growing the seeds in teams of six and are fascinated about the plants. Green sprouts and roots will begin to grow shortly from the seeds and the plants will eventually be transferred into rich soil to flourish into a lush plant and we have high hopes for this year’s batch; we know that they will become amazing plants and will make everyone proud.

Animal Puppets

In Year 1 on Friday we made Animal Puppets.  Some of our parents came in to help.

We had a great time sewing and decorating our puppets.

We can’t wait to use our puppets in a Talk for Writing show.

A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to help.

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Art in Year 1

Last week our Artist in residence, Pam, visited Year 1 as part of the whole school Gonfalon Project.  Each class spent a whole day using different techniques to produce their Gonfalon.  The classes had a different value and continent to base their Gonfalon on.

Orange class’ focus was I am Polite. They concentrated on African animals, trees and Kente.

Green class’ focus was I am Honest.  They concentrated on Europe mainly Scandinavia.  They made trolls, trees and reindeer.

Silver class’ focus was I am Polite.  They concentrated on animals found in Asia and the lotus flower.

Each class had a fantastic day and a big thank you goes to Pam and her team of helpers who made it so enjoyable.

Making 3D pandas.

Making 3D pandas.

Printing Chinese fans.

Printing Chinese fans.

Using felt.

Using felt.

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Drawing our animals on fabric.

Drawing our animals on fabric.

Infant Grandparent Harvest Celebrations

Last Friday we were astounded by the amount of Grandparents who came to celebrate Harvest with the Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 children.

The children loved singing Big Red Combine Harvester among other Harvest favourites.

All the Grandparents then came to make various Harvest crafts in the classroom with the children.  They created ears of corn, handprint trees and hedgehogs.

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We would like to thank all the Grandparents for sharing in this wonderful event.  Please rest assured that we are thinking of ways to ensure you have a clearer view of the children next year.

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Year 1 Arts Week

This week at Tubbenden we have had Arts Week.  The children in Year 1 worked really hard to create alien matchboxes.  Their topic this term started with an alien spaceship crash landing.  The aliens left a letter asking the children to learn about animals including humans and then report back to the aliens.

Hard at work creating their aliens.

Hard at work creating their aliens.

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Such concentration!

Such concentration!

This week the children made their matchboxes into aliens.  Inside they chose 3 animals and wrote about them.

The week ended in a pop up exhitbition.  The children had a fantastic time showing their creations to their parents.

Sharing the pop up exhibition with parents.

Sharing the pop up exhibition with parents.

The aliens in space.

The aliens in space.

Year 1’s visit from Coolings

Last week Year 1 were visited by Jane from Coolings.  She talked to the children about different seeds and plants.  She explained what plants needed to grow strong and healthy.  The children planted their own pizza toppings- basil seeds and tomato plants.

Planting Basil seeds.

Planting Basil seeds.

Planting Basil seeds.

Planting Basil seeds.

Planting tomato plants

Planting tomato plants