| Year 1

The children in Year 1 have learned about syllables over the past week in our English lessons. They used clapping to count the beats carefully.

The children then thought of some of their own words and recorded how many syllables there were. They were then sent some animals to sort into a table according to their number of syllables. Their next activity was to become syllable detectives and hunt around their houses for objects with different numbers of syllables. Their challenge was to find an object with 5 syllables and lots of them found ‘refrigerator’

The children were then introduced to Japanese Haikus and learnt the importance of the 5-7-5 syllable pattern. As a class, we wrote a Haiku all about a giraffe. First, we listed adjectives that we might include in our Haiku. We chose the giraffe from the ‘Here We Are’ book by Oliver Jeffers that we have used this half term to inspire our writing. The children then chose their own animals to write Haikus about!