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Year 1 Gallery & Work 21/22

In Year 1 we have been learning about the artist Peter Thorpe. We looked at lots of his artwork and discussed what abstract art is. We then tried to create our own Peter Thorpe inspired art by smudging pastels with paper towels, and adding on shooting stars using white paint and tooth brushes. We had lots of fun doing this, and think our artwork looks amazing!

Our topic in Year 1 this term is all about Space. We have learnt lots about different astronauts and have started to learn about the different planets, the Earth, Sun and Moon. This week we have worked hard to order the planets in our Solar System – the Milky Way – and have made planet necklaces. We had so much fun colouring in the planets, practising our cutting, and working on putting the planets in the correct order. We think they look fantastic! We have also been learning  about how astronauts live in space, and we had a go at making astronaut food. We had to add water to hydrate it!

Since coming back to school, we have been having a great time in Year 1. Last week we read a story called ‘My Pet Star,’ about a girl who finds a star who has fallen from space. She looks after him and makes him all better. We then decided to make our own pet stars and looked after them. Then, this week, when we got to school on Monday, aliens had invaded the classroom. They had left lots of…. UNDERPANTS! We have been working hard to solve the mystery of the underpants in our classroom, and it has been pants-tastic!