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P1 Tigers Reflective Friday 26th March 2021

Well done to everyone who took part in the Race for Life last weekend. As a school we have raised an incredible amount of money. Medals have been handed out today to those who filled in the completed race form. If your child completed the race but didn’t fill in the online form, then please email the school office as there may be some spare medals.

Thanks also to everyone for attending our Parent consultations this week.

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Literacy

Spelling

Our new sounds this week have been the blends bl and cl, and our new tricky words into and here. You can find the home learning sheet below. Please continue to work at home to consolidate the learning of the new sounds and using them to build and write words.

Writing

In writing this week we wrote about a friend. Some people found it hard to choose which friend to write about as they have so many friends. What a lovely dilemma to have!

In handwriting we practised the letters b and d.

Reading

We continue to work in school on developing our reading skills. As well as reading the words and learning new vocabulary we predict, discuss and comprehend. We hope you enjoy sharing the books with your children at the weekend. If you feel perhaps that they have memorised the book ( which is part of the learning process) then you could ask them to read the book backwards, starting with the last word. Of course this makes no sense , but the children do find it funny and it helps the adults to see if the child can read the words with little context. We use this technique in class so the children are familiar with the idea.

We will not send reading books home next Thursday 1st April as it is the holiday. We will, of course, be reading together in school next week.

Please note that we cannot send reading books home on Thursday unless your child has their purple folder with them, and we would respectfully request that the children do not carry their water bottles in the purple bags – we have already had one soggy reading book!

Numeracy/Maths

We continue to work on our numeracy skills, consolidating counting forwards and back, numeral recognition and addition strategies.

Counting backwards is tricky for many of us, particularly when crossing a decade, so please practise counting backwards at home if possible.

This week we have started to learn about positional language such as up, down, on, off, in front of, behind, above, below and between.

Other areas of the curriculum

Cl is for clarinet. Mrs Cross played her Clarinet for us and then we looked closely and tried to draw it.

We enjoyed a virtual visit from Sarah from Sing for smiles.

In our outdoor learning times we blew bubbles and used quadrats to create patterns using things we found in the playground.

In PE time we continued to work on our fitness and strength. Look at our wall-sits !

Here are some photographs of us enjoying our independent learning opportunities this week. Please ask us what we were doing.

Things to try at home

Practise telling your left from your right.

Try playing this pirates directions game

Count backwards from 30 to 10 ( or 100 – 30)

Write all your numbers from 1-9. Are they all the right way round? If not, can you practise them.

Practise spelling all the tricky words so far – how many can you write from memory ?

Be Geraldine……. ” Off she went around the house to find something beginning with….. cl/bl” How many things can you find? You could make a list of all the things you find.

Practise your letter formation – are there any letters you find tricky to write ?

Learn to spell and write your surname.

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