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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

English

Autumn 1 English in Year 1

During this half term, we have read the book 'Harry the Happy Mouse', and looked at non-fiction texts and videos based on mice. During the creating interest, reading, and gathering content phases of the narrative unit, we shared and explored in detail the text 'Harry the Happy Mouse' by N.G.K.  We took part in a range of reading response lessons, during which short writing opportunities, both modelled and independent, featured. The children then used this content to write an extension to the book, adding further detail about how an animal helped another character in the story. A non-fiction unit was then carried out. In this unit the children listened to facts about mice, learnt the facts and then wrote the mice facts.

 

Autumn 2 English in Year 1

During this half term, we started the integrated unit by examining fruits with our senses. Year 1 then wrote a poems about fruits. 

During the creating interest, reading, and gathering content phases of the narrative unit, we shared and explored in detail the text 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. We took part in a range of reading response lessons, during which short writing opportunities (both modelled and independent), featured.

A mini unit on instructions was covered in the middle of the narrative unit (an integrated unit). Year 1 followed instructions to make a jelly, wrote their own instructions for how to make a jelly, Year 1 then made a jam sandwich to capture the Evil Pea, and independently wrote the instructions for how to make a jam sandwich. 

The children then used the content gathered in the narrative unit to write an innovated version of the story; changing who had been attacked in the supermarket, how they had been attacked, and how the Evil Pea was captured.