P1 Foxes – WB 14/01/19

Literacy & Reading
We have started our new block of sounds for Term 2 – making a new sound by putting 2 single sounds together. This week we are exploring ‘sh’ and ‘ch’. We will also continue to introduce new ‘tricky words’ as we work through the new sounds – this weeks’ ‘tricky word’ is go.
Please continue to revise sounds and tricky words covered at home. We really appreciate your support at home.
New reading books have been issued this week (new books come home Monday/Tuesday). Thank you for signing and commenting in your child’s reading record. (See previous post for information on reading at home)
Below are some tricky words which we are finding tricky to read. Please work on these at home:


Numeracy & Maths

  • Clapping Patterns – you clap and your child copies the pattern.
    Counting Clapping – you clap and you child copies (to make this more challenging ask your child to cover their eyes!).
    Counting items in 2 rows
  • Subatizing – Seeing a number of items and knowing how many of them there are without counting.  Have a look on youtube for Jack Hartman’s subatize rock!
  • Money – this week we have been learning to recognise, sort and order coins from 1p – £1 – can you count some coins at home and let your child help pay for items at the shop? Look at the change – can your child recognise some of the coins?
    • ‘Topmarks’ website has some fun and interactive money games to play – have a go


Other Curricular Areas

  • • ‘Our Environment’ – this is our next mini topic!
    • We have started a floor book with the children’s ideas of what we already know about our environment.
    • Children have suggested areas they may want to learn about in this topic including water, bridges and animals.
    • You could help your child look at the environment we have around the school. What can they spot?

Learning Through Play

  • • Building Blocks – using good communication skills and team work to build towers.
    • Water Play – filling and measuring with different objects.
    • Role Play – communicating with others sharing ideas and resources.
    • Wet Sand Play – Using items and objects to print shapes and patterns.