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# P1 Tigers blog. Friday 11th September 2020

Welcome to our weekly blog!

This week we are delighted to be back to our classroom. Please see below some photos of the different areas of the room. The children have settled well and they are making very good use of all areas.

Numeracy

We have been working on numeracy skills such as subitising ( Subitising is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them). We have worked on recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10). We are working in small groups to ensure your children are supported and challenge when needed.

We have explored numbers to 10 (and to 20 for some) with matching activities.

We have worked on sequencing numbers within the range of 10 ( to 20 for some)

We have worked on counting forwards and backwards from different starting points.

Home learning ideas:

At home you could support your child’s learning by:

• Practice number formation numbers 0 to 10: you don’t need to use a pencil, you can use flour, water and a paint brush, make the number with chalk and your child can trace it over with a car, etc.
• You could try one activity of your choice of this attached document.
•  You could use this game:

https://duckiedeck.com/play/finger-counting

• We have watched this video in class: Jack Hartmann

Literacy

• Practising our listening and talking skills through sharing our last Memory boxes.
• Exploring some single sounds of the alphabet. We have focused on a and t.
• We have been making letters outdoors using different items.

Home learning ideas

• To practice fine motor skills, use pegs, do and undo buttons, play with playdough, etc.
• Find words that start with a given sound: a and t this week.

Other areas

PE

We are working on travelling movements. Most children found tricky skipping perhaps you could practice this skill at home.

Outdoor learning

We have reinforced the learning that took place in the classroom outdoors: making numbers, number recognition, letter recognition, etc.

Other Information

• We will start uploading the sound cards next week on the blog, please ensure you practice with these at home.
• PE days are Tuesday and Thursday, your child should come dress appropriately for outdoor PE. Please not welly boots.
• Please continue help your child to dress/undress independently, this will help with our class routines. If your child has laces make sure she/he knows how to tie them independently.
• It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled, including shoes.We have some items of clothing that are not labelled and no one has claimed them. See photos:
• Please remember: not to stand at the classroom door (parents/carers should wait on the playground, not on the courtyard), don’t open the door or knock if you are late. If you are late your child will need to access school through the school office.
• Remember that Monday 21st September is a holiday.