This week Year 1 have loved taking a walk in our local area to the library. We listened to a story and then got to read some of the amazing books there. We were even allowed to borrow 5 books for our classroom!
This week we have started to learn our new story, The Disgusting Sandwich, and have done some work to deepen our understanding of what we are reading.
First we looked at the settings in the story and made some 3D maps using paper manpulation skills.
Then we went into the cafe and made some beautiful sandwiches… which we then dropped in the sand pit, dipped in the pond, rode over them on scooters and more! Just like in the story.
We then took a walk in our local area, learning some key features of Alwoodley and road safety, as we walked to the… park!
Today at ACE we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as some of our favourite book characters and sharing some of our favourite stories. We even had a quiz, all about books, that we did this morning to engage Team Ant!
Have a look at some pictures from our celebrations.
This week in Year 1 we have been applying our new sound, oi – spoil the boy, in reading and writing. Take a look at some of our sentences.
We were able to visit the new library this week and can’t wait to start using it on a regular basis.
This afternoon, Year 1 were given the task of building a house as a group that needed to withstand ‘the huff and the puff’ of a hairdryer! Engaging their team ant skills, they worked together to select from a variety of materials to create their own free standing houses. They used straws, paper, card, lollipop sticks, pipe-cleaners, masking tape and glue, to build some very imaginative houses. The final test was to see if they would stand up against the hairdryer! Most of the houses proved to be very sturdy and survived the test.
Next week we will be learning the story of the Three Little Pigs through T4W, discovering which of the pigs houses managed to survive against the wolf’s huffing and puffing.
Today marks the end of our class’ 10 day isolation period and I am thrilled to welcome most of us back on Monday. I am so proud of the way that, as a group, we have persevered through this difficult time. Together, we have acknowledged what we were finding tricky and worked around it.
A huge well done to all our the children in 1C – you are all absolute superstars!
Let’s take a look at some of the learning we’ve been up to over the last 10 days.
Phonics, Writing and Maths:
Over the last 10 days we have continued to engage our learning behaviours and keep our learning moving forwards. In Phonics, we have focused on the sounds o-e phone home and u-e huge brute. In our English lessons we have been looking at information texts and have innovated our model text, as a class, to write a new information text about worms. During our Maths time we concentred on different number bonds and explored different ways of making these.
We haven’t had a rest and neither have our reading VIPERS! Over the last 10 days we’ve been using our Vocabulary, Retrieval and Summarise VIPERS when reading stories and non-fiction texts.
In the afternoons, we have continued to focus on the wider curriculum and have been ACE Dancers, ACE Athletes, ACE Historians, Ace Worshippers and how to be Safe ACE. We have looked at toys from the past and present, listened to stories from both the Bible and the Qu’ran, practised our target throwing and hurdles, choreographed our own dances and thought about how we are feeling about the changes coming up as we begin to think about Year 2.
In other news:
We were really excited to hear that we will have a new Reverend joining us, so we wrote welcome letters to Reverend Lottie!
In our Guided Reading sessions this half term we have been using our retrieval skills in nonfiction books to develop our reading comprehension abilities. We’ve even been finding new Goldilocks words in the nonfiction texts too!
Take a look at some of our work…
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!