There is a lot of exciting new learning going on in Year 1! Our How We Express Ourselves unit is providing the students with many wonderful opportunities to be creative.
We have been working on poetry during our writing sessions. The students have explored writing various poems including colour poems, mood poems, sound poems and shape poems. The children noticed that poems sometimes rhyme, but not always. They also noticed that poems can contain patterned language that is repeated throughout the poem. We’ve enjoyed reading lots of poetry during shared reading time.
As well as expressing ourselves through poetry, we have been exploring how people can express themselves through stories. The class have been learning about how interesting characters are an important element in good stories. We read ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ by Robert Munsch and discussed the personality traits and physical appearances of the three characters in the story.
During Math sessions we have been focusing on the concept of addition and subtraction. The students have been playing math games such as snakes and ladders, one more and one less.
Please enjoy some photos from this week.