On Friday, year 1 enjoyed a trip to the Black Country living museum. We learnt about different homes and how they have changed over the years. We saw an old classroom and even managed to sit in on a lesson. It was a very fun and tiring day.
Today we had our phonics workshop for our parents. We supported parents and gave them advice and strategies to help them support their children at home, and develop their phonics skills. The parents had an opportunity to watch a short phonics session and after, had the option of staying and playing a range of phonics themed games, with their children. It was a good day and I know the children were very excited to have their parents there, so they could show off all they have learnt. Thank you to all those who came, we hope you enjoyed it. We certainly did.
This week we have been rehearsing really hard. We have been completing our costumes, recording our sound bites and practising our dance, for the performance on Tuesday 7th July. We are all trying very hard to remember our actions and cues. It has been very hard work, but our teachers are very proud of us and we are all very excited to show everyone what we’ve been doing. We hope you enjoy it.
This week we have all enjoyed recording different sound bites for our poetry session with Stan’s Café. We have been thinking about different animals and thinking about the sorts of things we might say or ask them, if we were to meet them. We worked in pairs and small groups to record different sound bites which will all be used in our production.
The activities were; cutting out green warts ready for our frog costumes, working with Denise to create a magical sun flower for our set, making templates for butterflies, and printing some labels for special sacks!
This week Year 1 have been working very hard to create props for their performance with Stan’s café. They have been cutting, printing, drawing and helping to design the items that will be used in their part of the performance. They have all worked really hard and as you can see, they have all had a great time. Well done Year 1!
We really enjoyed our dance session today. After a very energetic warm up, we enjoyed passing a ball around our bodies and onto the next person. We then rolled a dice to see which of our body parts would lead us around the room and into different spaces. When the music stopped, we created freeze-frames where that body part was touching a mark on the floor. We were fantastic at making interesting shapes.
We then started to think about the different animals body parts and how they move. We decided that butterflies fly gracefully, frogs use their back legs to jump high, and that their long tongues flick out quickly. Foxes creep and swish their tales and duck’s tails make them waddle. The final step was to decide on three moves that each animal makes and to practice them in groups. We can’t wait to perform!
Today was our first session working with Charlie. We were very excited to find lots of different cuddly toy animals in the special bag. We talked about the features of the different animals and then wowed our teachers with our amazing adjectives.
Mrs Gordon’s favorite ones were ‘tickly, wickly’ ‘enormous, glowing’ and ‘bright, twinkling’. Can you guess which body parts the children were talking about?
Unfortunately the camera broke but look out for photos of next weeks activities
Today was the first time we worked with Stan’s Cafe. We worked with artist Denise and we thought about different animals; fox, frog, butterfly, duck and human. We thought about the senses the different animals had and their features.
We then had a go at drawing the features of these animals in small groups. We looked closely at pictures of each animals eyes, ears, nose and mouths. With the butterfly, we learnt that they use their antennae to help them feel the world around them!
When we had finished our drawings, we experimented with foam. We cut our foam into the shapes of the features. It was lots of fun trying to cut things into the correct shape and the foam was very easy to work with.
Next week we will start making large versions of the features that we will use in our performance.
We have enjoyed our first dance session with Stan’s café. We have been looking at the different parts of the body and the way we can move them. We have also been looking at different animals and the way they move.