Friday, 12 June 2015

Friday 12th June

This week in English we have continued using water poems. We started the week by making our own lists of water words. Here are some of our favourites: ripples, whirlpool, gushing, lapping, splash, splosh.

The next day we read a poem called Splish! Splash! Splosh! We noticed the poet James Carter had used repeating words and phrases, alliteration and chosen his words carefully. We then worked in pairs to create our own verses for a class version of Splish! Splash! Splosh! 

On Thursday we wrote our own individual versions of Splish! Splash! Splosh! After that we used our best handwriting to write our own poems for a display. Finally we recited our poems aloud to each other.

In maths we have been practising our numbers facts as we are trying to learn all the addition and subtraction facts of numbers to 10 or even 20! We have been playing bingo, creating our own number sentences using dice and number cards and trying two different methods to calculate the answer. Some good games to learn number facts are:
We have also been learning to read the time to the hour, half hour and quarter of the hour. Some of us have been drawing hands on clocks to represent a given time. Some games to practise telling the time are:

In phonics this week we have been practising reading real and alien words with digraphs in such as tune, shout, spoil, trawler, quaimp. Ask your child if they can spot the digraph.

In geography we sorted coastal features into two groups: human and physical. Human features found at the seaside include piers, amusement arcades and lighthouses.  Ask your child to tell you a physical feature found at the seaside. We are looking forward to seeing how many we can spot in Southend next Friday! 

In art today we have been looking at the paintings of Claude Monet and using water colours to paint watery pictures in his style. 

Have a great weekend.  The Year One Teachers.