Phonics is a big focus in Year 1 and we have started the year by recapping phase 3 and 5 sounds. Children have added sound buttons to both real and alien words and practiced sounding out and blending to work on their reading fluency. Children have also used their phonetic knowledge to help them spell words and write these in a sentence.
Our unit of work in English over the next two weeks will see us focus on the story “The Three Little Pigs”. We began this week with locating nouns and adjectives within the story. We will then move onto creating interesting sentences using our new found knowledge.
In Autumn term in Year 1, we focus on building upon children’s previously taught knowledge of numbers. Each week we have a new focus number where we learn to represent these in a variety of ways, including addition and subtraction sentences as well as mathematical resources such as numicon and counters.
The children in Mulberry class have loved looking at Rangoli patterns in our DT lessons. We have explored patterns, colours and shapes and children really tested their patience when we traced a rangoli pattern into our booklets. Over the next few weeks, we will begin designing and creating our own rangoli inspired coaster.
Within our history lessons, we have been thinking about the terms past and present and how our local area has changed over time. Children sorted images of Watford high street into past and present and were shocked to see the difference. We will begin to look more closely at how Central Primary School has changed over the years and explore the life of a child at school in the past.
This week we completed our unit focusing on the season Autumn. Within our unit, we have looked at events that take place during Autumn as well as how trees change during this time. We also thought about the types of clothing we wear in Autumn and discussed how our current Autumn is quite different as it has been hot this September.
We hope to continue with our amazing learning over the next few weeks of term. Please follow @MissTurner2019 on twitter to see some of the exciting things we get up to.