P1 Squirrels w/b 28th Jan 19

Literacy & Reading
This week we are revising the sounds ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘th’ and ‘wh’. We will also we revising the ’ ‘tricky words’: be, go and she.
There will be no new sound sheet this week, please continue to revise the sounds and ‘tricky’ words’ we have already covered.
New reading books have been issued this week (new books come home Monday/Tuesday). Please remember to bring reading books to school every day.
There will be no reading book sent home next week – there will be a new book that we will cover this in class.
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
• Counting 2 collections – we are working on counting 2 collections of counters and adding the 2 collections to say how many we have all together.
• Counting 2 collections – we are then covering one of the collections and asking: ‘How many do we have all together?’
• Money – this week we are continuing to add small amounts of money together up to 20p. We are also introducing ‘How much is left?’
• Money – we are continuing to recognise coins up to £1.
• 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!
• The Friendly Dragon! We had a visitor to our class overnight that left us a letter and new mission to re-build Fairyland! To help us with our mission you can read Fairy-Tales at home.

Learning Through Play

• Building Blocks – using good communication skills and team work to build towers and castles.
• Role Play –A new Hospital in the learn through play area has been very popular this week again. The Role Play area also has a baby doll and children have been enjoying looking after the baby and making a cot for the baby to sleep in.
• Wet Sand Play – Using items and objects to print shapes and patterns.
• Paint – Children have shown an interest in mixing paint to create new colours. They have also been exploring making hand prints and folding the paper to make symmetrical paintings.