# Friday 27th September

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We have had another busy week in P1B this week and we have all worked really hard on all of our learning activities – well done primary 1.

This week we have been learning:

Literacy

• Practising our listening and talking skills as we continued to share our adventures with Billy, our Everywhere Bear
• Learning the single sounds of the alphabet.
• This week we introduced a new phase of sounds and focused on m and h. We all enjoyed learning the Jolly Phonics songs to go along with our sounds
• We have been practising our handwriting on whiteboards for each of our sounds
• We also used cotton buds and paint to practice letter formation of the full alphabet
• Blending single sounds we know to help us read/write words

Numeracy and Maths

• Exploring numbers to 20 with matching activities
• Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10/20)
• Exploring numbers to 20/30
• Sequencing numbers to 10/20/30
• Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points
• Exploring 2D and 3D shapes through our play experiences for example: through block play, using magnetic shapes, and by making pictures with the shapes that we know.
• This week we used different coloured paper to make shape monsters using a variety of different 2D shapes. We then discussed these as a class.
• We introduced 3D shapes. We looked at and discussed spheres, cylinders, cubes, cuboids and cones.

Other Areas

• P.E. – This week we were so quick at getting changed for P.E – I can see that all the practice is paying off. Well done primary 1, I am so proud of how independent you are becoming.
• Tuesday P.E. (skills focus) – throwing and catching. We have been learning how to throw a beanbag to a partner using an underarm throw. We were so good at this! We are going to try using balls next week.
• Friday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy.
• Expressive arts – This week we started to make origami bears that look just like Billy, our Everywhere Bear. We enjoyed talking about the different shapes we could see throughout the process.
• Other Information
• Home learning went home yesterday in our purple folders. Please try to cut the sounds out with your children and use them as flashcards to help with learning our new sounds. We have left a box blank so that you can practice writing the letter m with your child. They have been practising this in class. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day
• As the colder weather approaches and we say goodbye to summer, please ensure your children are coming to school dressed for all weathers as this will be important for our outdoor learning activities
• Thank you to everyone who has so kindly donated some loose parts materials, we can’t wait to start using them!

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Miss Hutcheon and Mrs Conlin