This week in Grade 1D, December 6th

Artists at Work

Thank you to Mr Delagrana and his Grade 7 students for inviting us to their concert rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon. Throughout our new inquiry into How We Express Ourselves we will have the opportunity to visit different types of artists in our school community. Below is an outline of our unit overview which we will continue to inquire into until the end of the year culminating in our Grade 1 Music Concert.

What is an artist?

As an introduction to this unit we discussed what we already know about art and artists. Our understandings are represented in the mind map below. Attributes such as creativity, expression of feelings as well as effort, care and perseverance emerged most prominently in our discussion.

What are the different ‘languages’ through which we can express our thoughts and feelings?

We are also exploring the different ways through which we can express our thoughts and feelings. The illustrations below capture a few of the ways in which we express ourselves on a daily basis. We look forward to unpacking further modes of expression over the course of the year as we learn more about alternative forms of art and artistic expression.

Exploring Habitats and the Living Things 

This week we have been learning all about habitats and the different animals that dwell there. We have been expanding our descriptive vocabulary as we explore the characteristics of habitats such as deserts, grasslands, wetlands, oceans, rainforests and the arctic.

This week’s reminders:

  • December 2-12: Please stop by and support the Amazing Art Auction this year organised by the Arts Team in collaboration with both students and members of the UNIS community.
  • Kick start the festive season by attending Winterfest on December 12th. There will be lots of delicious food, fantastic crafts and entertainment to be enjoyed.
  • Please note that there will be no school from December 14-January 5. Wishing you all a wonderful Winter Break.
  • Term 1 ends on January 17th
  • Term 1 reports will be available for viewing on January 23¬†




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