Year 1 Arts Gallery

Weaving – Spring term

Weaving is an excellent craft for improving young children’s fine motor skills.  Developing good fine motor skills is important, as it helps children do more tasks independently e.g. dressing and improves their ability to control a pen or pencil when writing.  Hence we have re-introduced this ancient craft to the Year 1 curriculum.

The children started with some paper weaving to give them an understanding of the process using with larger materials before progressing onto weaving with thread on a loom.

Here is some of Year 1’s woven paper work.

 

Sculptures of Flight – Autumn term

Year 1 have been learning what a sculpture is.  The children explored how they could make sculptures using different construction kits.  They  looked at how the pieces in the kits joined together using interlocking slots, so that they could use the same technology to create their own sculptures.

Our final sculptures

The children created a sculpture of a flying creature or vehicle.  They cut their own card components and used interlocking slots to create a 3-dimensional sculpture.  Cutting is a good way to develop children’s fine motor skills and is a basic life skill that all children should acquire.