We’ve been finishing up our topics of houses, homes and materials this week and the children engaged in some interesting and fun activities to wrap up the unit.
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.
This week the children were learning about 2D shapes. Although by Year One the children know the names of the basic shapes already there is still much to teach them. I enjoy having the children find shapes in the world around them so they can see how the inanimate shapes are a part of their environment.
As part of our houses and homes theme the children made some beautiful artwork of a city at night. The paintings are done using a collage technique but with a background influenced by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
I got the idea from a wonderful website called Deep Space Sparkle which has many amazing ideas for arts and crafts.
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.