Welcome to Year 1 - Hoglets!
Could all home journals be back in school by Wednesday at the latest please
There will be no Maths homework over the half term but please continue to practise your number bonds.
This week I did a practise phonics screening on every child to get them used to how the actual test will be. The phonics screening will take place on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th June and although every child did very well, the sounds that proved to be most difficult to spot in a word were the split diagraph sounds - o_e i_e a_e e_e u_e. Please continue to practise these over the half term break.
Senses poetry - w/c 16th May 2016
This week in Literacy we have been learning about our senses. On Tuesday we had our very own sensory room. We turned the classroom lights off and had pretty lights on the Smartboard, a lava lamp, candles, vanilla incense burning, fresh fruit to taste, soft cushions and teddies to sit on and peaceful music to listen to.
That's What I Like
We read and learnt a poem about the senses and worked in groups to read a verse each to the rest of the class.
That’s What I Like
Giant slides and swings
Kites on long strings
Smiles Grandma brings
That’s what I like to see.
Loud music and bells
Giggles and yells
Stories mum tells
That’s what I like to hear.
Sweeties to munch
Carrots that crunch
Ice cream for lunch
That’s what I like to taste.
Freshly baked bread
Shampoo on my head
Clean sheets on my bed
That’s what I like to smell.
Silky smooth ribbons
Soft purring kittens
Warm woollen mittens
That’s what I like to touch.
Here we are reading our poems to each other.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff - w/c 2nd May 2016
This week we have continued looking at traditional tales. We listened to the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We then ordered pictures and retold the story in our own words. We also acted out the story in small groups.
Cinderella - w/c 25th April
This week we have looked at different versions of Cinderella and the way they are told. We worked in groups to do a freeze frame and then we ordered the story and drew our own freeze frame.
On Thursday we watched someone retell the story without a book. We discussed how we can change our voices and expression when retelling a story and we worked in groups to retell it in our own words.
Can your child retell you the story of Cinderella in their own words? What other stories can they tell you from memory?
Dear Greenpeace - w/c 11th April 2016
This week we started looking at a book called Dear Greenpeace. It is about a little girl called Emily who writes a letter to Greenpeace asking for information about whales when she sees a whale in her pond.
In class we researched on the internet about Greenpeace to try and find out about all the different things they do. We also unscrambled sentences about blue whales so that they made sense. We had to ensure that each sentence started with a capital letter and ended with a full stop. At the end of the week we spoke about all the things we had learnt about blue whales and then talked about what else we would like to find out. We wrote questions in our books, remembering to end them with a question mark instead of a full stop.
We will continue looking at Dear Greenpeace next week.
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain w/c 7th March 2016
This week we have been reading an African story called Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. We ordered pictures from the story one day in small groups. We then ordered the words and identified the nouns in each sentence. We then used post-it notes to write down any of the words in the story that we thought were interesting.
Nocturnal Animals - w/c 25th January 2016
This week in Literacy we have been looking in non-fiction books and on the internet to find out more information about owls. We used this information to start making our own non-fiction books about owls.
Our fact sheets and books will be put on a display on Monday, watch this space for photos of the display.
Nocturnal Animals - w/c 18th January 2016
This week in Literacy we have been looking in non-fiction books and on the internet to find out information about nocturnal animals.
We loved finding out lots of information.
The website we looked at was http://www.ictgames.com/topic/nocturnal/
Next week we will be looking more closely at finding information about owls.
Usborne Book of Big Trucks
During the first two weeks of Literacy we looked at a book called Dogger. It is about a little boy who loses his favourite toy.
We all brought our favourite toy in and then made our own books about losing it. Mrs Brown put all our lovely work up on a display.