P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 27.09.2019

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog


Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day and continue to use your ‘Reading Rocket’ to support reading at home. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs. P1 reading will be sent home after the October break – we will continue to read in class.



  • We have continued practising writing our name – using the correct upper and lower case letters
  • We have also been practising letter and number formation
  • Exploring the single sounds of the alphabet (s,a,t,p,i,n,r,m,e,h,d,o)
  • Learning the ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs and actions linked to each sound – ask your child to teach you!
  • Recognising the beginning sound of a word
  • Exploring digraph sounds ea and ee
  • Exploring block 1/2 tricky words (I, to, the, me, he, was)
  • Blending single sounds we know to read/write words
  • Word building using sounds we have explored
  • P1 Writing – P1 were supported to write a list of 3 items (3 things Everywhere Bear could take on an adventure). We focussed on the initial sound of a word, sounding out and blending to spell!
  • P2 Writing – P2 were supported to write about things they are enjoying in P2. We focussed on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Some children were also able to use a connective (and/because) in their writing!



  • Exploring numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Working with ‘Learning Partners’ to explore numbers
  • Playing ‘snap’ with Miss McGhee
  • Recognising numbers, dot patterns and tally marks

  • P2 have continued counting in 5s and learning how to ‘tally’ numbers. This is to help us with data collection
  • P1s have started exploring counting in 2s
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points – this skill will really help when we start adding and subtracting numbers
  • We have explored recognising, naming and using shape 


Other Areas

  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – throwing and catching
  • We have continued practising under arm and over arm throwing and using these skills in games
  • We have also been practising aiming and throwing at a target from a stationary position and when moving around
  • Thursday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Health and Wellbeing: we have been exploring different ways to manage our feeling using words instead or actions

  • We have continued to develop sharing skills through ‘Learn Through Play’ and how to communicate effectively with others

  • Snack and Chat:we have continued having our snack and a chat in the classroom just before break – it’s been a success! We have enjoyed time together to chat and develop social skills as well have all our break time to play.
  • Creativity: we have continued to enjoy having a creation station in the classroom. This week we have explored using shapes to create some art work. We have continued to explore using different techniques to stick the shapes together

  • Fine Motor Skills:  We have been focussing on scissor skills to develop hand strength and promote pencil control
  • Circle Time – on a Friday we discuss our learning and share ideas of what we would like to learn next and what we would like to have in the classroom to support our learning


Other Information

  • P2 Zoo Lab – P2 have a visit from the Zoo Lab on Wednesday 2nd Oct. Please use Parent Pay to pay and give permission for your child to attend


  • Please continue help your child to dress/undress independently, this will help with changing for P.E
  • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled
  • P1 Home Learning – please support us by cutting these out and practising recognising the letters/sounds on
  • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.