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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Gardening with paper and paint -Year 1 at Pelham

This term our year 1 children have been thinking about gardens whilst using paper and paint.

We started by developing our paper skills asking where does paper come from, how is it made and what can it be used for.

We learnt to fold paper using symmetry to create origami and made Grasshoppers.

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We also designed symmetrical repeat patterns using printed sheets, with a limited 2 or 3 colours.


We even had time to make a paper plane at the end of the lesson to take home. Keep practising those folding skills at home.


We went on to draw imaginary gardens. Some with water parks, jungle creatures, flowers and space to play with our friends.

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Leading on from our dry paperwork we experimented with paint, creating leaf shapes using technical brushstrokes and mixing colours. We learnt how to mix 2 tones of yellows and blues to make warm and cool greens.

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We learnt how to press and drag out brushes, to resemble different leaves from life.

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Look at the lovely leaves we painted. Summer is definitely here!

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We looked at pattern again and chatted about how trees give us food, shelter, material, oxygen and provide homes for animals.
We look forward to seeing where these skills will take us next.

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