What is your favourite book?
How many books have you read so far this year?
If you could meet a famous author, who would it be and why?
Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction books? Why?
We have been so excited to start our new unit Stories People Tell. We love stories and got to share some of knowledge in our knowledge harvest as we wrote down all the different characters we know from different stories. There were so many! We also practised describing some of these characters using lots of specific adjectives when playing Guess Who? Next week we are going to have a surprise guest visit ...can you guess who it will be?
In LITERACY we have been learning all about comparative and superlative adjectives.
We’ve learned how to add the suffixes –er and –est to an adjective in order to compare two or more things. For example: bigger, taller, older, youngest etc!
We spent a lot of time talking and sharing ideas to use these kinds of words. Later we wrote sentences including these words.
In MATHS we continued learning about word problems. This week we focused on word problems about subtraction, often we had to find out about ‘how many are left?’
We have such amazing mathematicians in Year 1; we wrote our own word problems for the learning facilitators to solve. Come and have a look next week in Family Drop-in!
In LITERACY we read about The Pea and the Princess. We looked at different pea recipes before writing our own royal pea recipe. We then edited our work to make sure it was good enough for the Queen. We tried to include time connectives, imperative verbs and adverbs. We think the queen would really enjoy some of our recipes. What do you think?
In MATHS we have trying our best to follow directions. We checked our left and right and learnt about clockwise and anti-clockwise turns. We used these directions to help navigate a beebot around a map. We also learnt about coordinates. We practised reading, writing and plotting coordinates on a map. If you would like more practise try these websites: CHALLENGE: http://www.hiddenships.co.uk/activity/
SUPER CHALLENGE: http://coolsciencelab.com/graphing_coordinates_harder.html
SUPERSONIC CHALLENGE: http://coolsciencelab.com/graphing_coordinates_harder.html