Seals - Year 1

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SEALS get BUSY and show they can be really purposeful with their independent play during BUSY-TIME.

Posted: 6 October 2020

The Seals have all had super fun with their independent learning, and are becoming much better and at being BUSY in their free choice play opportunities. They have to complete challenges during this time but when they are engaged in  free choice they must show grown-ups that they can use he areas of the classroom really well and with purpose. We have had lots of budding teachers roleplaying, tinkering tables developing motor control, counting and sorting games as well as lots of creative constructions and crafts. What a great way to learn!

Seals start their new LEARNING JOURNEY - 'Painting Places'

Posted: 17 September 2020

Today we had great fun starting our new learning journey.

It is an Art and Geography topic. The children will learn about how to become artists, especially painters; they will learn about the job of an artist and artistic skills such as drawing and particularly about painting… using a range of brushes, colour mixing and changing colour tone with white and black.  The Geography elements will be  specifically related to knowing, naming and comparing a location’s human and physical features. During the topic they will study the style of  landscapes from Van Gogh and also a local artist called Becky Bettersworth. At the end of the learning journey the children will produce a painting of a place that will be printed into a postcard, they will write about the Geographical knowledge they discover about the location on the reverse of the postcard. The printed cards will be displayed as a gallery, hopefully with a visit (possibly a virtual visit if not in person) from Becky Bettersworth.

Today the children learnt about what an artist is and that they they can improve their own skills by looking at the work of others. We saw a little of Vincent Van Gogh’s landscapes and had a go at using his bold brushstrokes in our own Starry Night painting.


Posted: 16 September 2020

SEALS have had a super start to Y1.

They have Daily set challenges in their BUSY-TIME play. What fantastic creative SEALS we have.

Look at all this lovely learning through their challenges….

Writing and forming numbers, practising letter formations, spelling red words…and it was all so much fun!

We are all so proud of their amazing settled start. Well done SEALS!