Reflective Friday 05.03.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning together in school.You have all settled back into routines wonderfully and I am so proud of you all! It is so lovely to be together again.

This week we have had a very fun and engaging week of learning together. We also had lots of fun together on World Book Day!

Here is what we have been up to this week:


In literacy this week we learned two new sounds – ‘cr’ and ‘dr’. We enjoyed thinking of words which have the sounds in them, looking for words in our reading books and drawing pictures of crocodiles, crabs, drums and drips. We also learned two new tricky words – ‘some’ and ‘come’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week.

For reading, we each got a new ORT book and we predicted what we thought was going to happen in the story before reading, we had word hunts and we read both individually and with a partner. We also practiced our comprehension skills by completing a fill in the missing word activity sheet.

In writing, we wrote a creative piece about an adventure.We had to imagine where our story took place (for example, the moon, a castle, the classroom), who was there (is it me? is it someone else? is it a dragon/animal?) and what happened in the story. We took a photo in our heads to capture our thoughts which helped us bring our stories to life through drawings. We added further detail to our pictures by writing sentences which described what was happening.


In numeracy we continued working with the SEAL progressive maths program. We learned how to count in decades, doubles plus one more and knowing numbers before and after between 1-30.

We are also learning how to recognise number patterns without counting using a variety of subatise videos which can be found on youtube. Our new favourite is a pirate themed video!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We have been improving our fitness skills to help with the Race for Life challenge.

Art: We have been learning about different artists and gaining inspiration from their work and making it our own.

Handwriting: We have been learning how to write in cursive by focusing on different letters each week and writing them in our jotters in creative and colourful ways.

Topic: We started our new topic about Space. The class are so excited to transform the classroom into a rocket.

World Book Day: We had lots of fun learning about each other’s favourite stories, designing front covers to books and creating finger puppets to create our own stories. We also read lots of books together and started our new class novel: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day. Lots of children have been saying their hands get very cold at break/lunch time. If you have gloves please bring them in!
  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Friday

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray