Story writing, arrays, animals and even more in Year One
Friday 13th May | 2 comments
In literacy this week we have had fun thinking of our own animals to cross the billy goats bridge. They thought of some great characters including ‘The Three Cheeky Monkeys’ and ‘The Three Silly Spiders’. The children then wrote and illustrated their own story in a mini book. They tried hard and most children are now using the correct punctuation, conjunctions and adjectives.
In our handwriting lesson they have learnt how to write and join air, ear and au. We have also read stories in our guided reading sessions and enjoyed our daily phonics.
We have been learning about multiplication and arrays in our maths lessons. One activity was to look at printed arrays and write the multiplication and repeated addition e.g 3 + 3 + 3 = 9 and 3 X 3 = 9. They also enjoyed printing their own arrays using cotton buds and squared paper and making arrays on peg boards.
The children have been busy creating pieces of art based on our trip to the nature reserve. They spent a lot of time on their work and added lots of detail. This work will be sent to the reserve and entered into their annual calendar competition. Hopefully one of our children will win and their work will be featured in the calendar.
In science we began our work on animals. The children learnt about amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. They enjoyed sorting photographs into the four categories and are beginning to be able to explain the differences between them.
Next Monday the children will take part in a workshop led by ‘Animals in Tuition’. Your kind donations at the art gallery and a contribution from the PTA has paid for the cost of the workshop.
In our ICT lessons the children have begun to learn about coding. They have been working on the laptops on the program ‘Purple Mash‘ and have worked through a variety of tasks. Your child could explore this program more at home.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team