The theme for the Year 1 Summer Review this term was ‘Cats’, a subject inspired by some wonderful creative work the children have been doing in their Drama/Dance lessons with Mrs Arnold.
Our Review began with two Musical items, both with feline themes! Firstly, the children demonstrated their musical skills by working collaboratively to create a new song based round a familiar tune. Then the audience and the children alike were all able to enjoy watching a ‘Tom and Jerry’ cartoon, the soundtrack of which had been made by the Year 1 children themselves. Under the guidance of Mr Marquiss, each child selected a suitable percussion instrument to provide an appropriate ‘sound effect’ for the antics of the famous cat and mouse!
In order to link the work in Drama and Music with other areas of the curriculum, we have painted and sketched pictures of cats, modelled cats our of clay and designed and made our own cat hand puppets!