Shire Blog (Year 1)
This week we have been learning about where we live and have marked the United Kingdom on our class map, we have discovered where we live in Dorchester and talked about all the things that are near us to visit.
We have been out to forest school where we created a giant spiral out of leaves which links in with our Art work on spirals and mark making in Art.
Some children have even joined the Gardening Club this week and I look forward to seeing their work blossom in the Spring.
Everyone has enjoyed the first full week of school and been busy with all the activities that we have been doing at school. We have been learning the day and date, the season and all about our class timetable.
In phonics we have begun reviewing the sounds that were learnt in reception and are all ‘on phonics fire’ (doing really well!).
The children have really enjoyed playing Buried Treasure on Phonics Play (www.phonicsplay.co.uk) which helps them practice decoding and blending real and fake words, while having fun!
We started our Art work today by going outside to create mini spirals out of twigs, we had to work as a team, communicate effectively and share what we found to make the best spiral. It was great being outside in the sunshine.
The children have also been teaching me the class prayers and are really great at singing the lunchtime one altogether.