Year 1 love to use Purple Mash, in fact the whole school is loving Purple Mash, but aren’t these 3D buildings designed in Purple Mash great?
Archive for the “Year 1” Category
25 02 2013
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11 12 2012
Eleanor & Ella
More at the school website – Pupil Gallery – Year 1
When the children do great work, we always love to show it off with our displays around the school. Year 1 recently did some excellent robot work as part of their Iron Giant project.
So a suitable display was needed- robotic background,and a robotic soundtrack all at the push of a few buttons!
In case you’re wondering – the buttons play little sound clips from this (Kraftwerk,We Are The Robots – You Tube link).
Everyone loves pushing the buttons. Staff possibly more than pupils!
18 10 2012
As part of their Iron Man project Year 1 made these fantastic pictures on the computers, using lots of great skills!
This is just a selection, the full set can be seen at the school website – Pupil Gallery – Year 1
11 09 2012
As part of our ongoing Iron Man project, based on the work of Ted Hughes, Year 1 made these great, great pieces of art in ICT.
More pictures on the school website in the PUPIL GALLERY 2012/13 YEAR 1.
29 03 2012
After our Living Eggs experience in March, and with Easter holidays approaching, Year 1 were set the task of creating some chick pictures on the computer.
Using 2Simple 2Paint they were told that they could go wild, but what they do must still have a chick somewhere!
The results are impressive… and also helped Year 1 practice, develop, and understand many important ICT skills; selecting different tools, making descisions about brush size, colour, style, and by doing many different pictures they got to practice their saving and naming skills.
Oh, and they had great fun doing them as well!
We had basic chicks….
We had pointillist effect chicks…..
We had impressionist style chicks…..
We had chicks made with paint splash effects…..
We had Polymosaic chicks….
… and we had chicks that were just incredibly, brilliantly, wonderfully funny and strange!
There are many more over at the school website – Year 1 Gallery.
09 12 2011
Wednesday 7th December – the school was awash with glitter, glue, festive paper, more glitter, stained glass windows, snow-dough-men, crackers, handmade decorations, Christmas cards, even more glitter, stables, festive bookmarks, snowflakes, Santa models, and did I mention the glitter?
26 05 2011
Every year, Mrs Weld and Dr Bryce run a very popular, very successful science club for Year 1 & 2…. here are some of the latest pics….
09 01 2011
We’re extremely lucky at Wilberfoss to have good contacts with a number of extremely generous comic and book publishers. One of these is the US company Toon Books, part of Candlewick Press, who regularly send us copies of their wonderful early reader graphic novels.
I’d recommend these to anyone with a young child, and would point you in the direction of their website for more information, a wide variety of activities and ideas on how effective using comics can be to educate and entertain the youngest of readers!
Which is why, when we received Benjamin Bear from Toon Books, I really wanted to get the views of someone the books are really aimed at…. which is where sister and brother team of Lucy and Joseph came in! Lucy’s one of our great Year 6 library team, and was more than happy to take the book home to read and to read to (and with) little brother Jo-Jo. Here’s what they both thought of it…..
By Philippe Coudray
Review by Lucy (Year 6) and her brother Joseph (Year 1)
Benjamin Bear In Fuzzy Thinking is a funny fantasy that starts with a bear called Benjamin who uses his logic and his brain to solve his problems. But his ideas, and his logic, aren’t always the most obvious or the most sensible!
Benajamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking is a series of comics, linked to lots of things that pople will find familiar. In the book Benjamin is the main character, but he’s joined by various animals including a rabbit, cow, polar bear, birds, fish, and even the man in the moon! In each strip Benjamin has some problem to solve and uses his brain to come up with a solution….
It was lovely reading it to Jo-Jo, who really liked the pictures and some of the stories. Here’s what he said….
Benjamin Bear has lovely, detailed artwork. It’s simple but very pretty, with lots of interesting colours over the pages to make the story stand out. It’s also very funny at times. The structure is very well thought out as well, with different length strips, lots of different topics and ideas. The only weakness is that I thought a couple of the strips were a little dull looking and difficult to explain to Jo-Jo – like “The Maze”:
My favourite part is “Comic Strip” because Benjamin realises he’s in a comic and tells us, the readers, that he knows and that we know! I think it brings the book to a very nice ending: