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.
Our Science topic this term is ‘Materials.’ This is one of my favourite topics to teach as you can do so much with it and the children always really enjoy it and learn so much. It is also a great way for them to become more aware of the world around them and the idea that ‘Materials’ is not just something you learn in school – materials are everywhere.
Materials is also a great topic to link in with our houses and homes theme. I’ll be posting more on that next week.