Reflective Friday 26.03.21

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 – ‘bl’ and ‘cl’. 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 – ‘were’ and ‘here’. 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 about our dream future job. We talked about the kinds of things each of our dream jobs do and why we would like that job when we are older. We added further detail to our pictures by writing sentences which described what was happening. We tried to use the word ‘because’ in our writing to give reasons why we liked that job.

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! We are excited to find out what happens – now that they have entered the Factory!


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. Some of us have began to look at Arrays, which is one of the starting points to recognising/learning times tables. We also have been learning our number bonds to 10 and as an extra challenge number bonds to 20.

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!

We also started our new maths topic of Positional Language and Movement. We learned the difference between left and right, and practised using words and playing games with in front, beside, behind etc. We loved using the Bee Bots to help us understand the positional language. We had to programme the bees to get to our partner or underneath constructed builds of blocks or to move around cones. We also went outside with a partner and one person had a blindfold on, the other had to direct them around the playground without bumping into anything. We had lots of fun!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We used our maths focus of positional language to help us in P.E this week.

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 ‘v’ ‘n’ and ‘y’

Topic: We finished our Space topic this week. This week we learned about the sun. We watched videos and learned different facts about the sun before painting our own sun pictures. We used tissue paper and glitter to make our pictures look like they were as hot as the sun! Below are some space videos we have enjoyed watching together!

French: We have been learning how to count to 10 in french and basic greetings. We also have been learning the days of the week and how to say ‘Today it is..’ We also learned how to say my name is and practised introducing ourselves to a partner. We are really enjoying learning French with Ms Leach!

Here are some photos of our learning this week:

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day.
  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Monday next week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray