P1Tigers Reflective Friday 4th September

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. We are happy to be moving back to our new classroom over the weekend and are looking forward to exploring our new environment next week.


  • We continue to practise our listening and talking skills through sharing our memory boxes – only a few left to share.
  • We have enjoyed listening to and discussing a range of fictional books about bears.
  • We have introduced the characters from the Oxford Reading Tree Programme (our reading programme).
  • We have continued to practice rhyming words.
  • We designed Thank you cards to say thank you to the people at St Fillan’s church for our Buckstone Bears.
  • We created letters and cards using the lovely envelopes kindly donated by Waitrose.

Home learning ideas

  • Share a storybook about a bear
  • Find words that rhyme with a given word.
  • Play a game of ‘ I spy with my little eye, something that rhymes with…..’
  • 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 a 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. – this week’s numbers were 0, 1, 3 and 4
  • 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.
  • You may choose to play this game. Please choose from sequencing or ordering (forwards) from 1- 10 or 1-20

Other areas of the curriculum:

PE – we have been focusing on developing our travelling skills – walking, running, jumpoing with two deef together, hopping, skipping and ‘toe to heel tightrope walking’

Bears – we have been learning about different types of bears – black bears, brown bears, polar bear, Pandas and recognising that Koala’s are NOT in fact bears. You can listen to this song for more information.

Outdoor learning: 

On Monday we were able to access our outdoor loose parts shed. We had great fun developing a wide range of physical, co-operative, creative and investigative skills.


Independent learning:

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

Developing our fine motor skills
Helpful friends.
Building horizontally


Sharing books


exploring levels

and more……….

Other Information

  • PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • We ask that the children bring shoes which they are able to put on and take off independently.
  • 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 that 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