# P1 Squirrels w/b 21.01.19

This week we are exploring ‘th’ and ‘wh’. We will also continue to introduce new ‘tricky words’ as we work through the new sounds – this weeks’ ‘tricky words’ are be and she.
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). Please remember to bring reading books to school every day. 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:
you
want
was
saw
put

Numeracy & Maths
• Clapping Patterns – you clap and your child copies the pattern.
• Counting Clapping – you clap and your child counts (to make this more challenging ask your child to cover their eyes!).
• You can help you child at home by playing clapping games.
• Money – this week we have been learning to add small amounts of money together up to 20p.
• Can you sort and add some coins together at home?
• ‘Topmarks’ website has some fun and interactive money games to play – have a go!

Other Curricular Areas
• ‘Fairy Land’ – this is our next mini topic!
• We have started to create a castle in our classroom.
• This week we have looked at the different parts of a castle and created a writing display of this in our castle area.
• The children have also learned some fun facts about castles – ask you child to teach you something about a castle!
• Drama – this week P1S experienced The Gruffalo in Scots! Children acted out characters from the story, learned some new Scots words and listened to the story being read in Scots.

Learning Through Play
• Building Blocks – using good communication skills and team work to build towers and castles.
• Water Play – filling and measuring with different objects.
• Role Play – The Gruffalo in Scots and a new Hospital in the learn through play area.
• Wet Sand Play – Using items and objects to print shapes and patterns.
• Paint – The children having been using paint and toothbrushes to paint the new sound ‘th’

Extra Information
• As it’s getting colder please ensure your child comes to school all cosy for playtime and lunch time.