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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Year 1 Yellow

Spring Term:

Spring Term 1: 'Who lives in Antarctica?'  We took inspiration from the artist Paul Klee with the intention of creating a polar scene to link to our topic.

Each week the children focused on learning a new technique this included colour mixing, tinting and sponging.  Once finished they even evaluated their own art work.

Autumn Term:

The children in Year 1 spent the whole of Autumn exploring our Creative Area which contained multi-media resources and activities linked to our topic question.

Autumn Term 1: 'Who am I?' Each week the children focused on how to draw an individual facial feature then created their own self portraits.

Autumn Term 2: Our Art linked to significate events - for Remembrance Day we created a mosaic style poppies along with creating mixed media poppy; we used paints, chalk and printing.  The children used cotton buds to fill the poppy petals with red dots in the style of pointillism art.  The stem was created using chalk and we focused on leaf printing using actual leaves collected from the playground.