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Term 3

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Term 3 topic- Starry Night

On the first day of term a mystery package was delivered to Year 1 from the Arnolfini.

Inside was a painting. The children were given the task of being detectives

and asked to find out as much as they could about the artist.

After much discussion and excitement we learned the artist was Vincent Van Gogh.

Since then we have been learning a lot about Van Gogh. 

This week we were lucky to have a visit from artist Simon Towser who led printmaking

workshops. First the children sketched their designs, then created some wonderful prints. 

Year 1 learn to be artists

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We had a great day being artists ! Here we are working with Simon

to create sunflower screenprints. 

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How to support your child's learning this term.


We have been working on number bonds to 10 so that the children know these securely and 

can recall fluently. This song is a fun way to help remember number bonds to 10;

We have been using what we know about number bonds to 10 to

help learn number bonds to 20.

This website has some fun activities;


This website has some artworks from the National Gallery which are interesting

to discuss.

If you visit a gallery or look at artists' work try asking questions such as;

Do you like/dislike the picture? Why?

What is the mood of the painting?

What materials and colours has the artist used and why ?


Reading- please continue to listen to your child read regularly and support them to have a go 

at working out new words. We are practising blending sounds to read words and encouraging the children to use their phonic knowledge.

High frequency words/keywords

Below is a list of the words we have been learning so far (phase 2 and 3) and those

which we will be teaching this term (phase 4).

It is helpful for children to recognise these quickly and automatically to support

fluent reading.