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This week in Year 1…

In literacy, this week the children have been learning about alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of each or most of the words in a sentence. Alliteration is also used in poetry to create different effects, either for a description or to create more drama or danger. The children read the book, ‘Somewhere in the Reef’ and generated phrases linked to the different sea creatures. E.g. ‘Diving dolphins swimming deep down’, ‘Stripy swirling sea snakes’ etc. Also, in literacy the children have been reinforcing rhyming words, they chose pictures to match the rhyming word.

In phonics, the children have been learning about ghostly graphemes, for instance, the alternative ‘wh’ spelling for the phoneme /w/ with the second letter in the digraph does not making a sound. The ‘h’ is known as the ghostly letter. e.g when, why, which, whirl, wheel etc. Also, the children learnt the alterative spelling for /v/ as ‘ve’ e.g live, give, olive, groove etc.