Hello and Happy Friday! It has been another busy and fun week in P1W.
This week our focus sounds were b and l. We continue to revise all the sounds taught so far. We introduced the new tricky words put and his as well as revising our previously learned words. We continue to practice blending using the sounds we have covered so far. We have also enjoyed reading together in our groups this week.
We are continuing to develop our motor skills to help us with handwriting. We do this through lots of activities in the classroom as well as our funky fingers sessions. Our handwriting this week focused on forming the numerals: 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and on the l letter.
Our writing prompt this week was “My hair is blowing in the wind.” Before we started our writing we went outside to see what this felt like as it was a windy day! We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by discussing all our ideas as a class, then using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, and finally retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us. Some of us have been “having a go” at writing and mark making all by ourselves.
To celebrate Scottish Book Week we read our Bookbug stories, voted for our favourite and then drew our favourite part of the story.
Literacy Home Learning Ideas:
- Practice recognising tricky words by sight – I, and , the , to , me , is, put and his.
- Practice writing your tricky words. You can make this fun by using plasticine, flour or sand.
- Use your sound cards to practise sounds and to build CVC words.
- Read for fun with your child – the bookbug bags sent home this week have lots of great books and activities linked to them.
We continued with our focus on pattern which has been lots of fun and provided us with lots of opportunities to be creative. We continued to explore shape, colour, size and simple number patterns. We also started looking at symmetry. We continued with our SEAL maths.
We continue to practice the days of the week and months every day.
Numeracy Home Learning Ideas
- Look for patterns around your house and outdoors and create your patterns using different items. You could use items such as pasta, pinecones, conkers and stones.
- These games are good for practicing pattern and symmetry.
Other Curricular Areas:
- We began our polar explorer topic by looking at what we already know about the Artic and Antarctic regions. Over the following few weeks we will follow the children’s interests and explore polar animals, how to stay warm in the Polar regions, who lives in the Polar regions and why the Polar regions are frozen and cold. This week we created some fantastic polar themed art to add to our Winter Wonderland role play Area. There has been some great imaginative role play and discussions in this area of the classroom.
- In Outdoor PE this week we enjoyed focusing on movement and fitness. We did our first daily mile this week.
- In indoor PE this week we focused on movement and ball skills. We did a mini olympics with lots of different activities. The children showed some great teamwork. We are really enjoying being able to use this space.
- We have been learning all about the reasons behind “Children in need” and participated in several school wide activities related to this. This include a Teddy Bear Trail around the school, guessing the birthday of a teddy bear and participating in the Pudsey Bear Art Competition.
- We started to rehearse for our Christmas show by practising our songs. We have been really enjoying singing together. We also learned about the Christmas story and why some people celebrate this. Due to the current covid restrictions in place, this will not be a live performance and instead will be filmed and distributed to all parents. Please note that your child will receive their show lines home today. It would be great if you could support your child with learning their line.
Things to remember-
- As the weather is getting cooler and wetter, please ensure your child comes to school in an appropriate coat and footwear. ( wellies are great on a rainy day as our playground can get very puddly).
- If your child has had to change clothes any day, please remember to send new spare clothes the next day so that we don’t run out of dry socks – our playground is often full of puddles.
- Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that your child comes dressed appropriately.
- We will have a Loose parts session next Monday so please ensure that your child comes dressed in warm and waterproof clothing.
- Please note that on Monday 22nd November P1W will be taught by Mr MacDonald and that on Wednesday 24th November PIW will be taught by Miss Dowds.
We are here to help and support you so please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to catch us at the door at the beginning/ end of the day.
Thanks for your continued help and support.
We hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!
Miss Wyatt 😊