P1 Tigers blog. Friday 28th August 2020

Over the first few weeks we are working on class/school routines. All children have settled well into school. It is lovely to see how new friendships are developing and to hear all the chat from the children.

This week we have been learning:


  • We have been practising our listening and talking skills through sharing our memory boxes.
  • We have introduced the characters from the Oxford Reading Tree Programme (our reading programme). We have reading stories about the characters and playing games where we had to identify the characters’ names.
  • We have continued to practice rhyming words.

Home learning ideas

  • Find words that rhyme with a given word.
  • Encourage your child to make their name in different ways: in the sand, with flour, play dough, etc.
  • The names that we would like children to identify are: Kipper, Chip, Biff, Floppy, Mum and Dad.
  • Please encourage your child to use a tripod grasp when holding the pencil.


  • We have been exploring numbers to 10 with matching activities.
  • We have been working on recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10).
  • We have explored numbers to 10 (and beyond for some)
  • We have worked on sequencing numbers.
  • We have worked on counting forwards and backwards from different starting points.
  • We are working on number formation.
Counting and number recognition

Home learning ideas

  • Number hunt: ask your child to look for specific numbers in the street: buses, house numbers and ask your child to say the number that goes after and before that number.
  • Practice number formation numbers 0 to 10 (or more if your child is confident with this already)
  • Count items: ask your child to give an X number of things: leaves, stones, sticks.


These are some photos of the learning through play that we had the opportunity to experience this week:

A marble run made of Lego: problem solving, exploring and observing through play,creative thinking, reasoning skills by explaining choices and decisions.

How clever is this?

Outdoor learning: numeracy and..splashing on puddles!: we have been exploring the school playgroun. We have been working on our numeracy skills and balancing skills while learning outdoors!

We have focused on cutting skills

Cutting a straight line

Other fantastic learning at P1 Tigers

The children’s concentration skills during these activities are amazing!

Other Information

  • Please continue help your child to dress/undress independently. Look at this video of one of our children doing this independently. Great!
  • On Mondays we are having an extended session of messy outdoor learning, please ensure that your child dress in appropriate warm and waterproof clothing.
  • PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • It would be really helpful if all your child’s items could be labelled (packed lunches and water bottles too)
  • Please be mindful when choosing a snack for your child: make sure your child can open it independently. We are also a nut-free school
  • We politely ask you give your child only water in their bottles.

We are very proud of our Terrific Tigers!

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

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro