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Inside Elm & Gallery 2018 - 2019

Elm - Art

In Elm Class, we have been looking at the amazing artwork of Andy Goldsworthy. We looked carefully at his sculptures and pieces of artwork made from natural materials. After reading the story ‘Leaf Man’ we then went on a natural material hunt and created our own, Andy Goldsworthy inspired artwork. Some children made their own leaf man or lady and some children created animals or robots.

Elm Class - Fruit Salad

After creating our recipes and designing our fruit salad, we set to work chopping and slicing our fruit!  We could choose from strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, peaches, pineapple, apples and mangos.  There was some fruit left over so Miss Lydon made a tasty, class fruit salad that we could share in our outside area (in the beautiful sunshine)!

Elm Class - Yachts inspired by L.S. Lowry

After looking at L.S. Lowry’s amazing paintings, we chose to recreate one of his most famous paintings – Yachts, 1959.  Lowry loved to mix the primary colours, so after experimenting with our colour wheels, we created our first paintings (on the left). We then looked closely at the details in the paintings and took our time sketching what we could see. Finally, we mixed the primary colours together again to create our finished piece of artwork (on the right)!

Elm Class - Fruit Tasting

In Year 1 we have been reading the story of Handa’s Surprise. In the story there are lots of delicious fruits for Handa to deliver to her friend Akeyo. We had never tasted some of the fruits before so after cleaning and cutting the fruit we tasted them. Some fruits were really sweet and juicy, some creamy and others were a little bit sour!


Elm Class - Maths in the Outdoors

In Elm Class, we made the most of the sunshine and practised our numeracy outside.  We worked on adding/subtracting 1 and 10.  We used our hundred squares to check we had the correct answer.

Elm Class - Holi Celebrations

This week we have been celebrating Holi.  The vibrancy of colours is something that brings in a lot of positivity in our lives and Holi being the festival of colours is actually a day worth rejoicing. We imagined we were throwing and spraying coloured water and powders on friends and family.

Year 1 Wyevale Garden Centre Trip Photos can be found via the click below:

Elm Class - Colour Wheels

In Year 1  we are looking at the work of L.S. Lowry and his use of primary colours.  We decided to investigate the three primary colours (blue, red and yellow) and see which other colours we could make too!

Elm Class - Celebrations

In Year 1 we are looking at special and sacred times, these were some of Elm Class’ favourite celebrations!

Elm Class - Shove Tuesday

To celebrate Shove Tuesday, we made pancakes ad decorated them with our favourite toppings.  As we are currently looking at fractions, we had to carefully cut the pancake into two equal halves and then into quarters!

Elm Class Building a Birds Nest

Christmas Performance


Elm Class have finished all their amazing Christmas performances, thank you to all the families and friends who came to watch them in their show.  We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Stockings


Elm Class are very proud of their Christmas stockings. After designing what their stocking would look like, the children carefully joined their felt with a needle and thread and decorated their stocking. These are the photos of the finished result.  Thank you to the parents who came in to help us!

Who is The Queen?


Elm Class have had a wonderful half term learning about their topic ‘Who is The Queen?’ The children have shared some amazing show and tell with each other and we have learnt lots about The Royal Family.  Here are some photos of the children in the ‘hot seat’ pretending to be The Queen, answering questions about her family and her life on the throne.

Elm - Science


As part of Science this half term, Elm have been looking at sorting animals into different categories.  First we sorted mammals, reptiles, birds and insects and then we sorted herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.  Miss Lydon was sent some animal droppings from the zoo (very smelly!) and we put on masks/gloves to inspect if the animal had eaten vegetables (salad), meat (noodles disguised as worms) or both.   We had lots of fun!