This week in Year 1 we have been innovating our class story of The Disgusting Sandwich into our very own stories about other, truly disgusting, foods. We also explored our school grounds, mapping as we went, to think about what could happen and where in our stories. then we moved on to writing our stories and becoming authors once again!
This week we have been innovating the story of the Lazy Lion and changing some key parts of the story. We learned our new version and then wrote the story ourselves. This was the innovation phase of our unit on Talk 4 Writing in Year 1 and we have had so much fun learning the stories!
This week in our English lessons we have been learning to retell the story of the Lazy Lion. The rain is coming but he is so lazy he tries to make all the other animals build a house for him. Unfortunately, none of the houses they build are up to his high standards… and then the rain comes!
To end our Spring 1 half term, the Year 1 team wanted to create a bit of a showcase of some of the amazing work that has been going on at home.
We are incredibly proud of the effort and engagement that has been going on over the last six weeks.
We’ve had Tough Tortoises when the work was tricky and we persevered through, we’ve had Team Ants working with our adults or brothers and sisters at home, Helpful Hens have been pausing videos and using their previous learning to help them in new activities and I’ve even noticed some Beautiful Butterflies editing and improving their work!
In English we have been working around the story Samson’s Titanic Journey by Laura Graham. We thought about how the different classes and used this story to help us with our descriptive writing, as well as post cards and letters.
Week 2: Noticing and wondering about the front cover
Week 3: Using verbs and adjectives to to explain what Samson was doing
Week 4: Using new vocabulary and adjectives to describe the first class dining room
Week 5: Thinking about how Samson was feeling and using “and” to join ideas together
Week 6: Writing letters to Samson’s family
For our Maths home learning we have been using White Rose Maths Hub videos and our usual Flashback 4s. This half term we have covered shape, addition and subtraction within 20 and numbers to 50. Take a look at some of our Maths work.
During our Spring 1 home learning we have continued with our Sound of the Week, daily Read Write Inc Phonics lessons, weekly Read Write Inc books, Goldilocks words from our story and some retrieval tasks.
Sound of the Week
Week 2: ir – whirl and twirl
Week 3: ou – shout it out
Week 4: oy – toy for a boy
Week 5: ea – cup of tea
Week 6: oi – spoil the boy
Our theme for this half term was a history focus as we based the majority of our learning about the Titanic. Take a look at some of the learning taking place at home based on the Titanic.
As always, we have continued to offer our wide and broad curriculum and the children have responded brilliantly. In Science, we started the half term by observing the changes in the seasons and then moved on to learning about the human body. We learned about our body parts and the five main senses. Our RE unit started with learning about the parable of the lost son. This guided our thoughts towards forgiveness and we considered this value in the story as well as when we have shown forgiveness. Then we learned about 4 types of prayer and wrote our own prayers. In PE we have been keeping healthy by taking part in Joe Wicks’ weekly exercise sessions. Linked to the Titanic, in Music we have reflected on the music played in both the first and third class dining rooms and then learned to perform the waltz and the Irish jig. Finally, as part of our PHSE, we consider real life lifesavers and what they do to help make the word a better place.
We are uploading a photo of our class story map for the Three Little Pigs story so you can practice at home. The children also know the actions. I wonder if they could teach their adults?
A huge thank you to all the parents, grandparents and careers who managed to make it to our assembly today! Even though we had some people absent, the assembly still went ahead and the children did a brilliant job.
This morning we spent our time using different resources to show our learning about the Titanic. We used the iPads to research, Lego to build 20 lifeboats for our Titanic small world, wrote facts that we know in the writing area, looked at our senses and what we can hear, see and smell and wrote postcards from Samson from our class book, Samson’s Titanic Journey.
This morning we went hunting for nouns in our classroom.
I wonder how many nouns you can find at home?
Well done to Kavan for massive improvements in his independent writing to week! All the adults are very proud of you!
Please find a photo of this week’s spellings as well as the paper copy in book bags.