DT - Year 1

This term we are focusing on Design Technology. Year one regularly practises motor skills within lessons with Mrs Cork and Mrs Andrews; in preparation for this project they have been practising using scissors and a hole punch.

Within their DT lessons they are getting into the Christmas spirit…

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Billy and the Beast

Inspired by the class reading book, ‘Billy and the Beast’, Year 1 have been creating their own scary beasts. Pupils have continued to explore mark making, this time using bamboo reed pens and Indian ink. They first cut out eyes from coloured paper and stuck these down before drawing their creature…

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Year 1 mark-making

Year one pupils have been exploring mark-making techniques this term. They have used a variety of objects - forks, spatulas, feathers, nail brushes and sponges are among the tools used. The children mixed secondary colours with their paint, dipped their tools in and experimented with different way…

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Year R insects

Using inspiration from photographs, Year R have made insects this week. Pupils decorated the body using colour pencils; thread and twisted pipe cleaners; used glue; cut with scissors and created tabs when attaching legs and wings. Among the insects you will find ladybirds, bees, spiders, stag…

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Year R paint beetroot!

Year R have been practising their observational drawing and painting skills throughout term 5. This week, working in small groups, some of the children painted beetroot. They carefully looked at the beetroot before sketching its shape with pencil. They were introduced to primary colours and mixed…

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Year R paint watermelon

Year R were practising their observational drawing and painting skills today. Working in small groups, the children painted slices of watermelon. They carefully looked at the melon before sketching its shape with pencil. They were introduced to primary colours and mixed their own secondary and…

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Year R observational drawing

This week Year R have been practising their observational drawing and painting skills. The children painted aubergines in small groups. They carefully looked at the aubergines before sketching their shape with pencil. They were introduced to primary colours and mixed their own secondary colours…

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Year R paint pears

Today Year R were practising their observational drawing and painting skills. Working in small groups, the children painted pears. They carefully looked at the pears before sketching their shape with pencil. They were introduced to primary colours and mixed their own secondary and tertiary colours…

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Reception make pop-up pictures

Reception classes have been practising their fine-motor skills again over the last two weeks. Pupils have been constructing pop-up pictures of animals. They have been learning about tabs, designing, colouring, cutting out and sticking. This was a challenging task and Year R have worked very hard.…

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Hanging out with Russell

In Reception this week, pupils have continued to improve their fine-motor skills by making paper snakes outside in the autumn sunshine.

Pupils folded paper to make the body, then cut out shapes for the head and tongue. Many of the snakes are now happily hanging out with Russell in the…

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Reception learn to weave

Reception classes, enjoying the sun on the autumn equinox, learnt how to weave this week.  Weaving is a great activity that helps to develop fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination and concentration. Many of the children created patterns within their weaving, consolidating their learning about…

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