Autumn 1 - Week 1
This week in Literacy we have practiced our communication skills; speaking and listening.
We have shared news about our Summer holidays and have shared exciting news
about ourselves to get to know one another.
We have gained our confidence by sharing our wonderful mood boards to the class and we loved to talk about our favourite things!
Autumn 1 - Week 2
This week in Literacy we have been practising our name writing. We are focussing on our letter formation and we have been using our name cards on our tables to help us. We have also written our class code this week, discussing the rules needed for Heron Class and why rules are important to have. We have also written our first targets for the year, discussing what we would like to achieve and the areas we would like to get better at.
Autumn 1 - Week 3
During Literacy this week we have started looking at the traditional tale 'The Little Red Hen'. We have discussed the characters, setting and key events of the story, using props, actions and speech to act out and perform the story. We have used hot seating to think deeply about the characters' feelings and take on the role of the characters themselves.
We were very lucky to be visited by Barbara the hen this week to learn a
little about the animals and also help us to describe The Little Red Hen from the story. We were very excited to have met Barbara and we had lots of questions to ask about her!
Autumn 1 - Week 4
This week in Literacy we have continue to read and learn about The Little Red Hen. We have started to become more familiar with the story and the key events. To remember the story we have created our very own story maps, using actions to follow the story and recite it from memory. We have also sequenced the events of the story, thinking deeply about the order of the story itself. Next week we will be starting our new traditional tale, The Three Little Pigs. We have lots of exciting activities prepared!
Autumn 1 - Week 5
This week we have introduced a new Traditional Tale into our learning. We have been reading and learning all about The Three Little Pigs. This week we have been focussing on speaking and listening by discussing the Wolf's actions, thoughts and feelings. We decided to have a class vote on what should happen to The Big Bad Wolf and we then discussed our opinions and reasoning behind our votes. Take a look at what we voted for below!
- - He should go to prison.
- - We could help him.
- - We should give him some food.
- - We should call the police.
We have also practiced some word reading skills by identifying the initial sounds of words and labels. We have been looking at and identifying the sounds 'p' - for pig and 'w' - for wolf. We matched pictures and words with these initial sounds and began to sound them out to read.
Autumn 1 - Week 6
This week we have used drama to bring The Little Pigs story to life. We have used our speaking and listening skills to recreate speech and sounds from the tale. We explored the sounds we could make with our mouths and thought deeply about the characters and key events to act out. Take a look at some of the sounds we came up with below. We had lots of fun and made a lot of noise!
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Autumn 1 - Week 7
This week we have started a new traditional tale - The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have really enjoyed listening to the story, acting it out and joining in with the speech; especially using the voice of the troll! We have discussed the story in great depth, voicing our thoughts, feelings and opinions and creating a video book review. We identified;
- Whether we liked/disliked the story.
- The parts we liked/disliked.
- What we think about the story.
- Whether our families would enjoy the story and why.
- Our favourite part of the story.
Most of our Herons gave the story a big thumbs up and we really like the part where the Big Billy Goat Gruff pushes the troll into the river - but some of us think our families would be scared of the troll!
Autumn 1 - Week 8
This week we have continued our learning around the story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We are really familiar with the story now and we can discuss the key events, characters and setting in detail. This week we have spoken a lot about the structure of the story; the beginning, middle and end and the events that happen. We worked together as a class to re-order and sequence the events of the story by using pictures. We could explain what happened, the order they happened in and what would happen next.