Welcome to Class 1!
We are delighted to be back in school again, after the lockdown break. We have 29 children in our class- a mix of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. We hope you enjoy the photos and information about our learning.
Dinosaur pictures in the style of Eric Carle
We looked at the illustrations in some Eric Carle books and then watched a video of Eric Carle in his workshop. He paints tissue paper in different colours and patterns, then files the sheets in drawers of different colours. To create his illustrations, he cuts out shapes to build up a picture. We had a go doing the same to make dinosaur pictures. We painted tracing paper with two colours, trying to create interesting patterns and textures. The next week we laid them out in colour groups. We then chose a paper and a 2D shape template to start to make our picture. We are very pleased with the results!
We have spent our recent art lessons learning how to use a paintbrush and palette. In order to create our sunset backgrounds, we mixed the paint to the correct consistency and then used horizontal strokes to create a sky effect. We added dinosaur silhouette shapes, either by cutting the shapes out of black paper, or using printing stamps. We have got much better at painting within the lines, as you can see from the trees and volcanoes we painted for our target display shown at the top of the page.
We all had great fun today making dinosaur poo! We thought about what would be in the poo of a carnivore, a herbivore and an omnivore. We then mixed earth and water, and either added straw, seeds and berries or fur and feathers (rather brightly coloured!). It was very sticky and we were very glad it was not real poo!
The Pebbles had a wonderful time using the loose parts in the small playground to create giant dinosaurs. They had some good ideas about how to go about building.
"We've got five legs! We put it in to make it balance." When it fell over, "Maybe we need six legs!".
"It fell over because the neck was too long!".
"We're making a really long wing, because it's a pterodactyl. It's 6 metres!".
We have been lucky to have lots of sunny weather since our return and have enjoyed P.E. activities on the field and playground. We have practised using hoops, large and small balls, racquets, scoops and sacks. We have also explored ways of moving- walking, hopping, skipping and side-stepping. We are now able to run two laps of the field without stopping!