P1 Tigers Reflective Friday 21.5.21


It has been lovely to welcome a new pupil to the class this week. Please say a (socially distanced, of course) hello to her and her family if you see them in the playground.



Our new sounds this week have been the blends nt, nd and mp found at the end of words and our new tricky words many and water. 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.

The word my is not one of our tricky words, but lots of us do find it a little confusing. Please learn to spell the word my if you don’t already know it. It is a useful word to know as we often use it in our writing.


We went to the woods and found a stick to be a magic wand. We decorated them and then wrote about them. In our writing we described our magic wands and then wrote about what they can do and what magic words we might use. We all have amazing imaginations !



Thank you for your continued support with reading at home. The children work hard in school all week so that when they bring the book home they feel confident to showcase what they have learned.

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.

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!


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

Other areas of the curriculum

We are learning about the life cycle of caterpillars and tadpoles. We enjoy watching them closely each day to see how they are changing and growing.

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 knowing the order of the days of the week – focusing on the day BEFORE

Play this telling the time game.

Look around the house for all the clocks you can find. How many are digital clocks? How many are analogue ( with hands) ?

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 ENDing with nt/mp/nd etc ” 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.