Grade 1 artists are really enjoying glazing their clay projects!
Grade 1 students have been investigating 3 types of cultural arts while practicing 3 different clay skills. They have learned how to make a pinch pot while being inspired by Oaxacan Animals, they practiced creating different types of coils to create a pot or vase inspired by Chinese Porcelain and they have just finished up creating African inspired masks while rolling slabs out of clay.
Now that their clay projects are complete and have come out of the kiln, they are ready to be colored with glaze! Grade 1 students are practicing finding their correct colors on the glaze chart and adding glaze to their final creations. Make sure to keep checking the blog to see how amazing their final works will be once their glazing is complete!
Here is the movie we made for our Assembly back at the end of January. I finally learned how to shrink and share clips to a size to fit on the blog…. sorry it has taken a while! Really putting into the action the idea of ‘Life Long Learners’. If you were not able to make the Assembly, we shared this on the day about our year so far in 1HN. (We have since had a new class member join us, so apologies that he is not featured.)
Now, I just have to put on the actual performance of our Three Little Pig play from 2 Perspectives.
That will be coming soon.
Hope you enjoy it.
March 29th is the Grade 1 to 5 sports day, we will begin preparing students for this during PE class over the next 3 weeks – some classes have already started.
The focus of this day is Healthy Competition.
Using the PSPE framework of Identity, Active Living, and Interactions we can explain the day like this –
§ Students will identify within their house group whilst competing in Active athletic events of entailing Running, jumping, and throwing, all the while Interacting and participating within the whole sports day.
One thing we would like to establish with all students is that whilst we can’t all be Usain Bolt we can all improve our speed by focusing on our technique. Attached to this blog post are some very broad tips for running faster – we will be exploring these more in class during the next few weeks.
Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng
We had a noisy maths class today as we were inquiring into how long is a minute and what can you really do in a minute. There were lots of ideas to start with, but after completing a few rounds we realized that a minute can sometimes seem longer than think and shorter than you think. It can depend on what you have to do! It was a busy, fun time watching students really engaged in timing themselves.
We have been learning all about time for the last two weeks, starting with Days of the Week, then Calendars, then different types of clocks and how to tell the time to the half hour on an analogue clock. It has been a lot of fun.
Challenge your child to tell the time on an analogue clock to you for an hour or half hour time.
On Friday I sent home March Home Learning Grids with students who had their books in class. After reviewing this I realized that many of the activities were cross overs from the grid for the CNY Holiday Grid that some students in 1HN completed a lot of.
Therefore, I have created a revised grid with some new tasks. I will have printed copies available for the students tomorrow, but am posting it here as well.
March home learning grid 1HN-1pp239h
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hello Parents and Families,
Please find attached the details about the Book Fair that is visiting SSIS this week.
1HN is signed up to visit on Tuesday at 11:45 – 12:25pm.
If you wish to send money with your child I am happy to look after it and help them budget and make a purchase.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
2019 Book fair Parent Letter-12jwqmy
Grade 1 students have started experimenting with their last clay skill by learning how to create clay slabs using rolling pins and other clay tools.
To gather inspiration for a slab project, the students learned about African masks and discussed the similarities and differences found in different mask designs.
Grade 1 artists designed their own African inspired mask in their sketchbook. They used these drawings to work from when creating with clay. Next week the students will begin glazing to add color and pattern to their collection of culturally inspired clay projects!
Hello and Welcome Back!
We hope everyone had a wonderful New Year Break. The students of 1HN came back excited and full of stories to tell me.
We wanted to share some photos of the wonderful visits in the 1HN classroom before the break from some of our parents. They came in to read a story to the students in their first language or in English. The students really enjoyed the experience and it was been lovely to see the students engaging with the Parent readers we have had visit us. Thank you to the parents who have had the time to come in too.
Our unit is still going for another 2 -3 weeks and if you have any time to come by and read for us, you are very welcome. Please just email Miss Hayley to arrange a convenient time.
Also, we understand not every parent or family member has the time, so there is no pressure. Just if you would like too.