On Friday we had a two mischievous visitors in Year 1! One Elf had created a mess in Madrid class and the other Elf was hiding in the Christmas tree in Paris class. We are excited (and nervous!) about what they are going to get up to over the next few weeks!
Last week in English, children finished the unit of work on ‘Gordon’s Great Escape’ by creating their own stories based on an adventure. Children chose a new main character for their story and went on a new adventure. This week, children will be working on instruction writing. We will start by looking at the key features of a set of instructions (title, list of equipment, method and sequenced sentences). Children will be writing a set of instructions for how to make a salt dough Christmas tree decoration. Through teacher groups children will be learning how to write, read and listen to instructions. This will also be reinforced through child initiated learning.
Last week in Year 1 we were learning all about shapes. Children looked at the properties and names of different 2D shapes. Children used this understanding during child initiated learning to go on a shape hunt, sort shapes and make different 2D and 3D shapes. When we revisit shapes after Christmas we will be moving our focus to 3D shape names and properties. Children will be continuing to reinforce their shape understanding in English this week when they follow instructions to make a Christmas card.
In topic we have continued to work hard on our Key Stage 1 production with children making props and costumes for their characters. On Friday, children began to make salt dough Christmas decorations to sell at the Christmas Fair on Friday. Please come and see us on our stall and have a look at what we have been busy making!
Ready, Steady, Read!
We have now finished our story ‘The Bear and The Piano’ by David Litchfield. Over the next two weeks we will be focusing on phonics assessments and assessing children’s understand of what they have been taught so far.
Miss Vaughan, Mrs Davies and Miss Lloyd Jones