Welcome to Class 1 at Kehelland Village School! This year, we have a mixed class of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. Our first topic of the year is entitled Land Ahoy! We will start by learning about pirates, both story book and real, before moving on to thinking about sea explorers in the past (Captain Cook) and in modern times (Ellen MacArthur). We will also consider the dangers of the sea, and learn about rescues at sea (Grace Darling). Geographical elements of our topic will include learning about the seas and oceans of the world, and beginning to understand maps. Historical elements will include comparisons between then and now, and the study of important people from the past.
The Pebbles have been enjoying their Wild Tribe outdoor learning. Linked to our topic, "Land Ahoy!", they pretended to be pirates in search of treasure. They followed clues that led them to all the different areas of the school grounds before finally finding the treasure chest. They then used their telescopes to find more booty!
In Art, we have been exploring line. Inspired by the artwork of the artist Bridget Riley, the Pebbles experimented with drawing straight, wavy and cross-hatched lines on the big blackboards. They then created their own designs on black paper. The Y1s and Y2s used string to create lines on black squares of paper, exploring straight, wavy and cross-hatched lines, as well as horizontal, vertical and diagonal. They drew their designs on paper and then chose their favourites to recreate with chalk on black paper.
The following week, we listened to Debussy's musical composition, La Mer, and then worked co-operatively in small groups to create artworks to suggest the movement of the sea. Again, we thought carefully about line, and used a variety of media- chalk, crayon, oil pastel, pencil and felt pen. We are proudly displaying the finished results on our classroom walls, just like a proper gallery.