Year 1 - Holly Class

Holly Class News

Week commencing 30 January

We have been busy creating these massive landscapes using paint and collage. We will be using these in Geography next week to identify and label the different physical features of our world.

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Week commencing 16 January

What did houses look like in 1666?

Come along to Holly Class and find out!

We used collage and our knowledge of shape to make these amazing buildings. We have also been focussing on describing the fire with 'juicy' adjectives, we hope the fearsome, ferocious fire doesn't spoil our creations!

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Week commencing 2 January

To kick start 2017 the Holly Class artists have been practising their colour mixing skills. We have learnt that all colours can be made from the three primary colours and we had great fun mixing the secondary colours to produce these amazing palettes.

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Week commencing 5 December

Look at our amazing buildings!

Construction work has nearly finished and our model village is almost complete. We have had great fun using our plans to bring our buildings to life. We even had a visit from a 'real life' architect who gave us an insight into the world of building.

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Week commencing 21 November

It's all been adding up for Holly Class!

We have been having fun with our shape recognition by playing 'Shape Bingo' and going number crazy with our addition and subtraction.

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image2 Y1H (WC 7 Nov)Week commencing 7 November

Can we build it? Yes we can!

Kick starting the new half term's topic of 'What would you design and build?' Holly Class have produced their own blue-prints for each of their given buildings.

From these carefully annotated plans, construction of our model village has begun and we've had great fun in the process! 

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Week commencing 10 October

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Forget Hollywood... It's all about Holly class.

Step aside Jamie Oliver and co. Holly class are the new TVs chefs! If you ever need to make a fruit salas or jam sandwich, ask anybody in Holly class and they will provide you with a step by step set of instructions, complete with accompanying actions.

Just for the record... the class Oscar for technical merit, creativity and presentation went to... Bow table. Congratulations Bow!

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Week commencing 26 September

Capture Y1H (WC 26 Sept)Who's an artist in Holly class? We all are!
 
This week Holly class have continued to investigate the genre of self-portrait, we have covered balloons with papier-mache and we will go on to use collage to decorate them. We had great fun using our sense of touch to feel the gooey papier-mache
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Week commencing 12 September

IMG_1978 Y1H (WC 12 Sept)This week in Holly class we have been number detectives! We have talked about the importance of number in everyday life and the significance of particular numbers to the children. We went on a 'number walk' around the school and the children were very excited at spotting numbers in unusual places.

We have all learnt the story of Elmer off by heart with some amazing, accompanying actions - ask the children to show you!

With this half term's theme being 'All about me' the children have become authors of their very own 'All about me' books and have also created their own self-portraits using half of a photograph. The Childrenrealized that they are ALL artists and we are very proud of our 'gallery' display board!

We have also been investigating our bodies. In Science we got down on the floor and drew around each other. We then had fun labelling the different parts of our bodies. Continuing this theme, we will be investigating the importance of our senses in the coming week.

All in all Holly Class have had a fantastic start to the new year, adapting well to the transition and having lots of fun with their learning. Well done Holly Class!

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