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Smeds Friday Update 3/8/2021

I hope that everyone has had a good week. We had a wonderful, fun filled week in P.1 W. Primary 1 are settling into school well and it is great to see so many happy faces at the door every morning.

This week we have been learning:

Literacy

We have been focusing on developing our fine motor skills which helps to lay the foundations for our handwriting. The children have been doing lots of mark making around the classroom; making shopping lists in the home corner and writing cards and letters for family and friends in the creative area. We also focused on practicing our cutting skills.

We finished hearing about everyone’s memory boxes this week. This has been such a lovely way to get to know a little bit more about each other and provided a great opportunity to practice our talking and listening skills. P.1 W have done a fantastic job in listening quietly to our friends talk and then putting our hands up to ask them questions.

Numeracy

This week we have been busy exploring numbers. We have been busy counting to 10 and then 20, and then backwards. We have also worked on counting forwards and backwards from different starting points. We have also been working on recognising numbers and dot patterns up to 10. We have played lots of games, used number lines and songs to help us with this.

Other areas

Primary 1 have really enjoyed starting PE this week. This week we started on our movement topic. We played several games to help develop spatial awareness, moving at different speeds and in different ways. The children especially enjoyed pretending to move like different jungle animals!

We have also had lots of fantastic learning through play this week. Here are some of the highlights!

Construction area – helps to develop skills in creative thinking, problem solving and team work. This week we have had garages, marble runs, race tracks and zoos.

Loose parts play – some wonderful work spotted in the loose parts corner.

Reflective Friday –

Highlights of this week have included…

Making new friends

building with bricks

making plasticine numbers

playing outside

General Information –

  1. On Thursdays Miss Dowds will be teaching the Smeds. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with either of us with any concerns or worries you may have.
  2. There is no need to provide a gym bag with a PE kit as the children should come to school dressed in outdoor PE clothes on their class PE day. Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday
  3. Please say goodbye your child at the top of the steps and wave them as they enter the classroom.Please don’t come to the class door. Please remember to maintain the 2 metre distance at all times between adults. If you have an urgent message for us please email /phone the school office. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
  4. Please remember not to bring any nuts or nut products to school.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday!

Miss Wyatt. 

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