Year R colour-wheels

Year R colour-wheels

 

Year R having been learning some colour theory this term. Pupils have been learning all about primary colours and how to mix secondary colours while making their own colour wheels. The children have worked independently, followed instructions, practised paintbrush…

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Weaving - Year R

Within their art lessons this term, Year R have been weaving with paper, wool and fabric. They have each created small individual woven pieces and have also had the opportunity to weave together on a larger scale with fabric and ribbon through wooden pallets.

 

This fiddly weaving task has…

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Year R draw fruit and veg

At the end of term 1, Year R children all had the opportunity to practise their observational skills and draw from fruit and vegetables. As a class, we discussed how and where fruit and vegetables are grown and what the seeds are for. We also looked carefully at their shape, form, colours and…

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Pumpkin Soup!

Last term, Reception were busy learning about autumn and harvest time. We looked at seasonal changes, performed songs at Harvest Festival, and used autumnal natural objects and vegetables in role play, art and maths. Two of the stories we learned were “The Gigantic Turnip” and “Pumpkin Soup”. We…

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Self portraits - Year R

Over the last two weeks, Year R pupils have been given the opportunity to draw a self-portrait. This task was designed to help the children express themselves and build their own identity. Observing themselves in the mirror, pupils decided where to place their facial features on their drawing and…

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Yr R - drawing, observation and creepy crawlies.

Year R had their first Art lesson today! The children explored my collection of insects (in resin) and peacock feathers. To start the lesson, pupils looked closely at the creepy crawlies and discussed them. How many legs do the insects have? Which have wings? Can you see their eyes?

We…

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Year R - observational paintings of plants

Within Art this year, Year R have been practising their drawing and making skills; they have explored a broad range of art media and tools and have been developing their fine motor skills. Pupils have also been working on their observational skills.

It is important that young children begin to…

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Observational Drawing of Playmobil - Year R

Last week, Year R practised their observational skills when drawing from Playmobil people. They were asked to look carefully at the object as they drew and to think about breaking their drawing into larger shapes as a starting point (circles, rectangles, triangles etc). They learnt about how to…

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Year R insects

As part of the Year R ‘insect’ topic, pupils have been making their own small creatures from cardboard. Their starting point was an oval cardboard base with two holes. They decorated them with colour pencils and felt tip pens; cut out and attached paper wings; made extra holes with a hole punch…

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Imaginary worlds - Year R

Inspired by the British sculptor Philip King, Year R pupils have been making their own mini sculptures using paper. I asked the children to imagine that were tiny and able to walk through their sculptures - imaginary worlds in miniature. This allowed the pupils to consider scale, form and space.…

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Year R - Week 4 Art and music

Within our Reception Art and Music project this week, the children responded to four contrasting pieces of music.

To begin the lesson, pupils moved their bodies and danced to all four pieces of music. As a class, we discussed how the music made them feel and how their movements changed to…

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Week 3 - Yr R Music and Art

It’s week 3 of our Music and Art project – Mrs Brookes led a music lesson using the children’s homemade instruments and drawing upon previous learning. To warm up, the children marched like dinosaurs and moved to a steady beat.

Pupils then tapped, shook and scraped their instruments; each of…

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