Autumn 2- Bright Lights, Big City!
Year One: We looked at the British weather and the various types of weather we have witnessed across the seasons. We spoke about what weather we would see during each season and what clothes we might wear for the spring, summer, autumn and winters. The children were able to discuss the seasons and could differentiate between their features. We created a seasonal picture linking to what trees look like during each season.
Fine motor skills: The children were encouraged to cut, old and follow instructions in order to make a telephone box. The children found it tricky, but persevered and were excited to see the outcome!
Year One: The children were introduced to the artist Stephen Wiltshire. He is known for creating landscapes drawings from memory by sketching. The children were first introduced to a picture of Big Ben and were encouraged to practise their techniques with the sketching pencils. The children then had a go at drawing from memory with the pencils. They had a better understanding of the different types of pencils by the end of the lesson. They were amazed at at the art work of Stephen Wiltshire.
What is a city?
The children learnt what a city was and they were able to discuss the simularities and differences between a city and a village. The children wrote simple sentences about a city linking to traffic, shops and rush hour. The children then picked the key features and landmarks of London and created their own version of London.
The children used sketching pencils to create drawings of the human features they identified in the local area. These drawings included the church, houses and the pharmacy. The children showed a better understanding of using the pencils by the end of the session.
The children have been looking at physical and human features. We went on a walk in the village the identify human features and why they could be seen as essential in the local area. The children were excited to spot different areas and used the iPad to take photos. They could take about the difference between physical and human features and give examples.
Engage Event- A Royal Tea Party!
The children were encouraged to come to school in their favourite party clothes. The children then created a themed environment for a royal tea party. They made bunting, invites, party hats, sandwiches, buns and tea cups. The children engaged in various tea party activities throughout the day and ended the day with celebrating with a class tea party. The children were encouraged to think about what a royal tea party might be like and they thought about what the Queen may say to her guests at the party and what they would have at their party. It was a fantastic day!