Autumn 2: Home is where the heart is: UK
We have been very busy this week because we have been writing our own alien stories. I am so proud of all the children's resilience and attitude towards their writing; they have tried really hard and it's been a delight to see their imaginations grow over the week.
I am really pleased that we have awarded our first reading champion for demonstrating some fantastic progress and determination to improve their reading. Well done!
This week the Year 1 children have been taking a look at poetry and we have been looking a lot at rhyming and finding different rhymes in stories and poems.
As part of our UK topic we have looked at Wales and Northern Ireland this week and the children even had a go at trying some Irish dancing.
We have had a very busy and exciting week. The children have been making amazing posters on what we have learnt about the UK this term (check out our photo gallery to see some of these). We completed our Nativity too and the children are very excited to show everyone. On Wednesday we had our Christmas Jumper and Christmas dinner day. The children were fantastic and received some lovely feedback from members of staff on how well they behaved which is super! The children seemed to love it especially the Santa run, making Christmas hats and the reindeer baubles too.
What an exciting and busy week we have had in Year 1 this week. In science the children used all their knowledge from the last term on seasons and weather to take on the role of a weather reporter and stand in front of the class and share the weather forecast.
In our topic lesson we made messy maps of the school. This meant the children were allowed to use anything in the classroom such as skipping ropes, felt, straws and blocks to create a map of the school (pictures are on the photo gallery).
The children have been busy doing Christmas activities from writing Christmas poems to matching Christmas tree number bonds.