This week, Year One have learned about the life of an Indian girl called Geeta who lives in a small village in the Indian state of Orissa called Janla. Geeta lives with her family and has daily routines just like us, but we have also noticed some differences. Geeta brushes her teeth with a twig from the neem tree. Unlike us, there are 40 children in her class at school and they all eat lunch outside and sit on the floor while they eat with their hands. We have read Geeta’s story and have written a diary about different parts of our day and have considered how it compares to Geeta’s day.
In Geography, we have learned that there are 29 states in India and we have learned about some of the famous landmarks that exist in various parts of India such as the Himalayan Mountains and the Taj Mahal.
In Maths, Year One have continued to work with numbers up to 10 and have used addition and subtraction to make equivalent values. We have practised number bonds to 10 and have also begun to recognise the difference between lines and shapes in geometry.
In Phonics, we have continued to blend and segment adjacent consonants (consonant clusters); CCVC words beginning with ‘tr’ (trip) and ‘dr’ (drip), CCVCC words (stamp) and CCCVC words (strong).