Reflective Friday 12.03.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning in school. We have had a very busy week together – you have all worked really hard! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to this week:


In literacy this week we learned two new sounds – ‘fr’ and ‘gr’. We enjoyed thinking of words which have the sounds in them, looking for words in our reading books and drawing pictures of words which have the sounds in them. We also learned two new tricky words – ‘said’ and ‘you’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Here are some videos we use in school which you could watch again at home.

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 practised our comprehension skills by completing a fill in the missing word activity sheet. We enjoyed the extra challenge of reading our book backwards this week!

In writing, we wrote a creative piece about our favourite animal. We had to imagine what our favourite animal looked like, where our story took place (for example, the moon, a castle, the classroom), 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.

We have also enjoyed reading our new class novel, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ We have been predicting what we think is going to happen next, designing our own chocolate bars for Willy Wonka and discussing what has happened so far in the story. The children have loved the book so far!


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. This week we learned how to write ‘j’ ‘f’ and ‘g’

Topic: We continued our Space topic this week. We learned about the different planets in our solar system, how the earth moves around the sun and we even created our own planets. I sent home a moon diary sheet with every child, please complete if you have time. Below is the video we watched if you would like to continue your learning of space at home.

French: We have been learning how to count to 10 in french and basic greetings.

Here are some photos of our learning from the past few weeks!

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 Monday next week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray