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Category Archives: Year 1

Year 1 Visits the Shipley Art Gallery

Year 1 had an amazing visit to the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead.

This term in art we have been exploring sculpture. We spent the morning at the gallery investigating the sculpture, ‘The Angel of the North’ by the artist, Antony Gormley. We then went on to create our own maquette (small model) using different materials.

During the afternoon session, we got creative and made mosaic tiles using clay. Here are some of our lovely designs!

Making Sculptures for Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day 2024, we discussed the importance of looking after our environment and made pledges to reduce the amount of plastic we use. We looked at the work of the artist, Michelle Reader and how she uses recycled materials to create her sculptures. We then made our own monster sculptures using recycled materials. Continue Reading

Easter Egg Competition

Easter Egg Competition

School was filled with creative artworks this week as we hosted our annual Easter Egg competition. The judges were blown away by the creativity and skill on display. Themes ranged from videogames and rock bands through to TV shows and more religious themes. Each class chose three winners and our overall winners for creativity were… Continue Reading

Holy Week Celebration of the Word

Holy Week Celebration of the Word

We gathered as a school today to remember the steps of Jesus’ journey during Holy Week. We were led through the story from Palm Sunday, through Maunday Thursday and Good Friday by children from Year 5. We reflected on the hope that Jesus’ sacrifice gives the world and were sent out with a mission to… Continue Reading

Ash Wednesday: We begin our Lenten Journey

St Lawrence’s gathered together this afternoon together with some of the people of our parish and Father Jonathan to mark the beginning of Lent with a special Celebration of the Word. During the service Father Jonathan invited us to think about things that we might give up for Lent that we will try to never… Continue Reading

Exploring Primary and Secondary Colours

This week in art, Year 1 has had fun exploring primary and secondary colours. We began by recapping primary colours and then discussed how we can mix the primary colours to get secondary colours. Then we experimented by mixing the primary colours to create a colour wheel. Next, we explored the work of the artist… Continue Reading

Newcastle Libraries Spring Term Newsletter

    Libraries Spring Term 1 2024 Newsletter We have attached the latest newsletter from Newcastle Libraries. There are lots of exciting events happening over the spring term which you can attend! More detail can be found by following these links Children and Young People | Newcastle City Council Newcastle Libraries Events | Eventbrite   Continue Reading