Welcome to a new exciting start in Year 1!
We started off with Dinosaur Planet which is our first Integrated Curriculum topic. We have been learning about different kinds of dinosaurs, dinosaur body parts, fossils and Mary Anning, a great fossil hunter. Anning inspires all of us with her relentless curiosity and fierce independence. We also went on a dinosaur hunt in the valley to find fossils, dinosaur eggs and dinosaurs!
In Maths, our focus has been place value. We have learned to express the concepts of one more, greater than, less than and equal to using mathematic language. We feel that the development of language skills should go hand in hand with mathematic proficiency. This month has been a stunning start and we can’t wait to see what October has in store for us.
Tips on How to Pronounce Multisyllable Words
We learned that we could classify dinosaurs into three different categories: carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. Young children find these words hard to say because they have many sounds in them. At the same, this is also the reason that they love to learn multisyllable words because they are tricky and therefore, fun.
When faced with this type of challenge, I always ask my students to build the word from the back. I will use carnivore.
1) Repeat ‘vore’ three times: ‘vore’, ‘vore’, ‘vore’
2) Now, add ‘ni’ in front and say it three times: ‘ni-vore’, ‘ni-vore’, ‘ni-vore’
3) Now, add ‘car’ in front and say it three times: ‘car-ni-vore’, ‘car-ni-vore’, ‘car-ni-vore’
There you have it! Now you can say ‘carnivore’!