This afternoon Primary 1 went outside to create some artwork. First we talked about learning outside and agreed some rules. Mr Dagger wrote down what it would look like and sound like when we were working together outside. With a partner we had to agree on a picture that we were going to create together, using materials found in the playground. We then gathered these materials and created our art pieces. We had some visitors half way through our lesson who really enjoyed finding out about our work.
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We have been learning how to work with clay. Clay comes from the Earth, and when it dries out it goes hard. We have made 2 different types of clay tile this term. Our first tiles were round. We had to roll the clay into a tomato shape and then press it with the palm of our hands to shape it into a round flat tile. We then used round objects to create patterns on one side. We made petal shapes out of card and stuck them around the edge of our tiles to make flowers/masks. We then painted our tiles a primary colour.
Our second lesson was creating square and rectangle tiles. First we went outside and looked at the fields around the school. We were looking closely at the lines and textures in the fields. When we got back to class we made round tiles like before, only this time, using clay tools we chopped the round sides off to create square and rectangle tiles. Using forks, bits of card and clay tools we added texture and lines to our tiles. One they were dry we mixed blue and yellow paint together to create green and painted them.Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, literacy and English | Comment (1)
We have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes. We have made pictures using circles and rectangles. We have also been making 3D towers using blocks and giant construction materials. Last week we went out and about looking for shapes in the environment. We ticked any that we found. We used the pictures we took to make shape posters. We worked together in small groups to make the posters.
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Today we looked at a piece of art called Broadway Boogie Woogie by an artist called Pieter Mondrian. He is famous for creating artwork using the primary colours. To make our collages the class had to cut rectangles of different sizes. They folded a piece of paper in half and then cut along the fold. They then put one half to the side and repeated the process with the other half. The children then mixed all their rectangles together and started to create their own collages, inspired by the picture Broadway Boogie Woogie. When we were finished we found out about Mondrian on the interactive whiteboard.
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Onion brought in two sounds this week. In his bag were an ‘e’ and an ‘a’. After some discussion we realised that if we put them together with the ‘e’ first we made the ‘ee’ sound. We looked at lots of different pictures and tried to work out if we should use ‘ee’ or ‘ea’. Then we drew our own pictures and wrote words on leaves to go on Onion’s ‘ea/ee’ tree.
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Our project this term is about the street, keeping safe and people who help us. Before the holiday we started this giant display of the street. We have created shops and shop keepers, as well as some other people who help. We are going to add some vehicles and street furniture in the next few weeks.
We have also made life sized people who help us!
The children used the non-fiction books to find out about 4 different people who help us.Filed under Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, literacy and English, Social Studies | Comment (0)