4th November – Harvest Festival

It is hard to believe that we have only been back for one week since half term. We have had such a busy week in Year 1.

We started the week off by bringing in three toys for our new history curriculum project of ‘Toys’. We looked at the toys belonging to us, ones that belonged to our parents and also some of us managed to bring in some toys that belonged to our grandparents. We looked at the way that the toys had changed over time but the children were surprised that the same toys have existed for a long time such as toy cars but the way they look and the materials they are made from have changed.

In Literacy we have started a new book called ‘Puffin Peter’. To help us learn the text, we have completed two days of ‘Talk for Writing’ where we internalise the book and learn sentences and actions off by heart with the use of a story map. For our writing we have been focussing on sentences containing a capital letter at the start and a full stop at the end. We also have been trying to remember to keep our writing on the line and also use finger spaces between each word. Our new book, ‘Puffin Peter’

Our story map for ‘Puffin Peter’

The highlight of the week has to be today’s Harvest Festival. The children really enjoyed singing our class song ‘Five a Day’ and they all sang really confidently in front of many adults who came to watch. We hope you enjoyed the assembly if you managed to come along and watch.

If you are going to watch fireworks today or over the weekend, have a lovely time and remember to stay safe.