Year 1 – Class 4

Mrs Healy

We are class 4 and we are good at drawing and PE. We are really looking forward to writing activities and working on arts projects this year. We think we can get better at doing maths activities.

Sunflower Power

We planted sunflower seeds, thinking about what they need to grow. We have taken them home. In July, we will measure them and see who has the tallest sunflower. The tallest flower wins a prize. We looked at Va Gogh's sunflower paintings. We used torn paper to make the...

What’s in the garden?

We planned and made our own fairy garden in small groups. First we, each, designed and made an object for the garden. The we built the using soil, gravel, coloured stones and other objects. We added our things to the garden. we sprinkled on some cress and mustard...

Thaumatrophe trickery

We learnt that  toys in Edwardian time were very simple and sometimes home made. We made a thaumatrope using card and string. We drew a picture of a flower on one side of the card and a bee on the other. We added string to each end. We went spun our thaumatropes and...

Painting in the South of France

We studied the works of the artist Raoul Dufy. We learnt that he liked to paint parties, polo matches and boats. He used strong colours and we learnt that this is called Fauvism. We saw his large art work "La Fee Electronique" and thought it was fantastic. We made our...

Class 4 unmasked!

We looked at the decorative masks made in Venice, Italy. We talked about the theme and features of the masks. Then we made our own masks using a variety of materials. Can you guess who we are?

Frohe Ostern – Happy Easter

We learnt about the traditions of Easter in Germany. In Germany, people paint eggs and hang them in trees in their garden to celebrate the season. We decorated egg shapes and hung them in a tree in the school garden too.

Let’s Dance

We worked with The Baretoed Dance Company to explore the painting that we were studying. We made ourselves into furniture and explored the space using scarves and material. We watched each other's performance and said what we liked about it.

Back to the chalk face

We had a fantastic time at Beamish Museum with Class 3. Our day started with a visit to a school house. We travelled through time and had a lesson and met a very strict teacher. We had to call her Ma'am. We used slates and sand boxes for writing and pegs for counting....

Votes For Women

We looked at the life of Emily Davison who was  local to Morpeth. We discovered some facts about her early life including the fact that she studied at Oxford University. We learnt that she joined the Suffragette movement. We found out lots of information about the...

Building Engineers

We talked about the story of the Three Little Pigs and we decided that the wolf in the story was really good at testing the building materials to see which was the strongest. We chose our own materials to test. We talked about the properties of our materials and...