Category Archives: literacy

Literacy using the work of Julia Donaldson.

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This week we explored some of the work of Julia Donaldson under our theme of ‘Oceans and Seas.’

Donaldson is an amazing and creative children’s story teller; I have yet to read a book of her’s that both myself and the children didn’t thoroughly enjoy. We used her books ‘Tiddler’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’ to explore her underwater worlds and meet her inventive and imaginative characters.

 

 

 

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Book Week

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The children in Year One, and the whole school have been working extremely hard over the past few weeks writing their books for Young Authors’ Day. Year One wrote and illustrated their own books using totally original ideas from their wonderful imaginations.

Please take a look at how the children designed, wrote and illustrated their books.

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The Three Little Pigs

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As part of our ‘houses and homes’ theme year one have been learning all about The Three Little Pigs this week. First we read the story together using a PowerPoint presentation on the interactive whiteboard. I like to read stories this way as it makes them extra visual which makes it more interesting for my EAL pupils. As we were reading the story we discussed what materials the houses were made of, and if the pigs had made good or bad choices.

 

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Houses and Homes

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Our topic this term is ‘Houses and Homes.’ The children are learning about all the different types of homes in their own locality and also about the various types of homes around the world. They have also been learning that houses fulfil people’s needs for shelter, water, warmth, somewhere to eat, comfort and personal space. Here are some of the activities we have done so far, although we won’t be finished the topic for another two weeks.

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Handa’s Surprise

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This week the children were working with the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and they took part in a range of activities based on the book. This book is a great one for integration, there is so much you can do with it. In our class we integrated it with numeracy, art, role play and design and technology.

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