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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

English

Autumn 1 English

During this half term we have looked at the book 'Harry the Happy Mouse'. We read, analysed and responded to the text. Next we gathered content and planned an extra part of the story. Then we wrote our stories. Finally we carried out a non-fiction unit about mice,learning and writing facts about mice.

Autumn 2 English in Year 1

 During the Autumn 2 half term Year 1 have carried out an integrated English unit based on the book 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra.

 

Creating an interest - first we used our senses to explore fruits and then used this knowledge to write a poem about fruits.

Reading response and reading analysis - we immersed ourselves into the text by looking at new vocabulary, making predictions, retrieving information and inferring how characters felt.

Instructions - next we carried out a mini non-fiction unit on instructions. We made and wrote instructions for making a jelly and for making a jam sandwich. This was also used as gathering content for our innovated story.

Gathering content and planning - from a visual story map we learnt the text off by heart. Then we gathered ideas and planned our innovated stories.

Writing phase - finally we used our ideas and planning to write an innovated story based on Supertato.

Spring 1 English in Year 1

 During the Spring 1 half term Year 1 have carried out an integrated English unit based on the book 'No-Bot The Robot With No Bottom' by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

 

Creating an interest - we arrived at school after Christmas to find part of a robot in our classroom. We then went on a hunt to see if we could find other robot body parts. We successfully found legs, arms and a head hidden around the school. As a class we decided to name the robot Bottie. Then we wrote down facts that we knew about robots.

Reading response and reading analysis - we immersed ourselves into the text by answering questions about the text, making predictions, retrieving information, inferring how characters felt and by describing the main character. As a grammar focus we used the word 'but'. 

Recounts - next we carried out a mini non-fiction unit on recounts. We made clay robot faces and then wrote a recount about making the faces.

Gathering content and planning - from a visual story map we learnt the text off by heart. Then we gathered ideas and planned our innovated stories. As a grammar focus we added the prefix un to words.

Writing phase - finally we used our ideas and planning to write an innovated story based on No-Bot.

Spring 2 English in Year 1

During the Spring 2 half term ,Year 1 have carried out an integrated English unit based on the traditional tale 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

 

We started the half term with the mini topic of recounts. We carried out a science based winter walk around the school grounds to look for signs of winter. Then we wrote a recount of the walk. The grammar focus for this mini unit was adding the suffix ed to words.

 

Reading response and reading analysis - we immersed ourselves into the text by answering questions about the text, making predictions, retrieving information, describing the main characters, asking questions in role and writing what characters said. As a grammar focus, we will use the joining words 'and', 'so' and 'but'.

Gathering content and planning - from a visual story map we learnt the text off by heart. Then we gathered ideas and planned our innovated stories.

Writing phase - finally we used our ideas and planning to write an innovated story based on Little Red Riding Hood.

Summer 1

 During the Summer 1 half term Year 1 carried out an integrated English unit based on Beatrix Potter and 'The Tale of the Radish Robber.

We read information about Beatrix Potter, wrote questions that we would like to find out about her and wrote our own information text about her.

Next we read the opening of 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' and watch the beginning of 'The Radish Robber' episode. From the story and the programme we wrote facts about Peter Rabbit, read facts about Mr. McGregor & wrote a 'Beware' poster about Mr. McGregor. We also wrote a 'Wanted' poster about Peter Rabbit, sequenced pictures of the story & wrote a recount of Peter's trip into Mr. McGregor's garden.

Then we learnt the story 'The Radish Robber' from a story map and innovated it changing the characters, the stolen vegetables and the item thrown. Finally we wrote our own stories.