This week, Year 1 have been reading ‘Monsoon Afternoon’. We have learnt what a monsoon is and we went outside to feel what the weather was like in London. We all agreed that we didn’t think there would be a monsoon here any time soon. We thought of adjectives to describe a monsoon and wrote simile poems using our adjectives and then edited them by changing some of our adjectives and choosing the best verses.
We made our own paper boats, just like the boy and his grandfather in ‘Monsoon Afternoon’ and tested them on water to see if they really float. They did!!
We also talked about where rain comes from and how it is made. We learned that warm air holds more water than cold air, which is why monsoons are so wet!
In Maths, Year 1 have continued working with numbers up to 10. We have learned that a whole number can be divided into parts and have begun to add the parts to make the whole.
In Phonics, we have learned the new digraphs: ng (long), ai (rain), ee (feet) and oa (soak).