This half term, we have lots to look forward to.
We will be learning all about nouns, adjectives and expanded noun phrases.
What is an expanded noun phrase? An expanded noun phrase adds more detail to the noun by adding one or more adjectives. An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
Following this, the children will complete a descriptive piece of writing.
We will be using some known facts to find a 2 digit number and a 1 digit number that compose 100.
What are known facts?
For this learning, the children need to be secure with their knowledge of number bonds to 10. Please practise these at home with your child.
Today, a few children demonstrated how they can use their number bond knowledge effectively.
The children are currently learning their 3 times table.
Topic – Art
The class are going to study the work of two very different artists.
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian artist)
Kandinsky believed that painting did not need a particular subject, but that shapes and colours alone could be art. Over several years, he began to paint what would become known as Abstract Art. Kandinsky felt that he could express feelings and music through colours and shapes in his paintings. The shapes he was most interested in were the circle, triangle, and the square. He thought the triangle would symbolise aggressive feelings, the square calm feelings, and the circle spiritual feelings.
Discuss this painting with your child.
Martha McDonald Napaltjarri (Australian artist)
Napaltjarri used intersecting lines softened and contrasted with concentric circles. Her imaginative and beautiful interpretation of landscapes led her work to become highly sought after. Her work is held in universities across Australia. What are your thought about this painting?
As part of a reading lesson, we thought about some questions we would ask Martha about her life as a famous artist.
Who inspired you to get into art?
Do you have a favourite painting?
Do you have any children and do they like art?
Why did you choose this style?
How did the landscape inspire you?
What do you think of Kandinsky’s work?
Finally, a quick reminder.
Some of the children have been asked to make sure they have their reading books in school every day. Please encourage your child to read at home, too.
If there is anything we can help with then please either pop in before or after school. Alternatively, call the office to arrange to see us. We are always glad to help where we can.