Abbey Park Schools Federation

Rabbits (Year 1)

Our Amazing Work!

Year 1 had a fantastic World Book Day!

In art Year 1 have been exploring primary and secondary colours, colour mixing, tone and shade and types of line and shape. The children then explored abstract artists Trudy Benson, Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky and used their artworks to inspire their own pieces of art. 

Their first abstract piece was based upon a woodland scene. The children turned a picture of the woods into abstract art by using different types of lines, colours and shapes. 

Next they created their own version of Wassily Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Circles.

After hearing the story The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt the year 1 felt tips, glue sticks and whiteboard pens decided to quit too. They left a letter for the year 1 children complaining about their lids being lost. The children used their phonics knowledge and newly developed letter writing skills to write back to the felt tips, glue sticks and whiteboard pens, promising to treat them better. 

The children have really enjoyed playing this phonics game! The children work together to sound out the sentence to the person wearing the sentence hat. Miss Vickery has been super impressed with their sounding out, blending and writing.

During DT day the children learnt all about free standing structures and dioramas. We used the story Tiddler the story telling fish by Julia Donaldson to inspire our underwater themed dioramas. 

The children were fantastic during the KS1 Whoops A Daisy Angel performance!

In writing, the children have been using the storybook Tiddler and the story Storytelling Fish by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to inspire their writing. Our current focus is on using accurate punctuation. All the children have been working hard to ensure they include finger spaces between words, capital letters and full stops.

In the outdoor year 1 classroom, the children have taken part in lots of activities to develop their fine motor skills, maths, writing, phonics and art. For example, the children have been creating their own stories through drawing and Lego, re-creating stories in the water tray, practising writing words and creating rabbits from our ‘junk’ modelling.

The children have really enjoyed learning all about computers and their parts during our weekly visits to the computer room. Some children have even designed their own computers and laptops.