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P1cd Reflective Friday 19.11.21

Goodbye Mrs Johnstone

Thank you to Mrs Johnstone for all her hard work and support.

We will miss you, but we wish you good luck in your new job.

Nativity.

We have started learning about the Christmas story and we are preparing a short filmed nativity production. Your child will bring home a short line of script in their purple folder tonight. Please help them to learn this line by heart and practise using a loud and clear voice.

Outdoor loose parts learning next Tuesday – please dress appropriately.

We are looking forward to another wonderful morning discovering, experimenting and learning together outside.

Independent Learning

Literacy

This week our focus sounds were b and l. We introduced the new tricky words his and put as well as revising our previously learned words.

Please support your child at home to learn to recognise, read and spell all of our tricky words by sight.

We have enjoyed reading together in our groups.

We are developing our motor skills to help us with handwriting. Our focus this week was numbers and the lowercase letter l.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “Ready, respectful safe”

We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by firstly using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, then retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us and trying to write some familiar words on our own.

Numeracy and maths

In maths this week we are continuing to explore pattern by creating and following repeating patterns.

Our core numeracy skills this week included,

  • partitioning number patterns
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays

Our challenge activities in numeracy were

  • describing equal groups
  • numeral identification to 30
  • numeral identification to 100
  • ordering decades
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 30
  • counting short forward or backward sequences of numbers to 30 or 100
  • counting two collections with the first screened ( counting on strategy)

Other areas of the curriculum

  • Huge thanks to Mrs Bamelis and Mr Ferguson who gave their time to talk about their jobs in the Cat Clinic/as a Police Officer. The children were so excited to see you on the big screen and loved hearing all the answers to their questions.
  • We planted bulbs
  • In outdoor PE we started our daily mile
  • In indoor PE we have been learning about underarm and overarm throwing using bean bags.
  • We have started to explore electricity, discussing the difference between mains and battery powered items. We have been exploring how to make circuits with batteries, bulbs and cables.

Things to do at home :-

Look around the house for electrical items and discuss whether they are battery or mains powered. Do you have solar panels on your roof.

Learn your number bonds /number pairs that make ten (or twenty)

Use your sound cards to build CVC words

Look for all of the tricky words we have learned so far in environmental print

Count backwards carefully from 20. If this is very easy for you, try starting at 30 or more!

Practise writing your name using correct standard letter formation for each letter in your name. You can watch this short video as a reminder of the correct route for each letter.
Play outdoors with a ball, practising catching, throwing and rolling.

Practise using scissors correctly ( remember, thumb on top)

Look for letters and numerals in the environment – ( signs/buses/doors/car number plates etc)

Please help your child to be able to put their coat on independently. Of course we will help with buttons and zips where necessary, but we would really like all pupils to be able to put their arms in the sleeves by themselves. Thank you

Things to remember:

  • Please take care on the ‘pitch’ area of the playground at pick up time if a PE lesson is in progress. Please do not walk through a lesson, but stay as close to the edge of the pitch as possible. Thank you.
  • Snack and chat time lasts only 10 minutes, so please be mindful of how many snack items children are bringing.
  • PE will take place on Mondays and Thursday .
  • Please label all your child’s items (water bottles and tubs included).
  • Please say goodbye your child at the top of the steps and wave to them as they enter the classroom. Please remember to maintain the 2 metre distance at all times between adults. Please don’t come to the class door. If you have an urgent message for us email /phone the school office. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
  • Please remember not to bring any nuts or nut products to school.
  • If your child has had to change clothes any day, please remember to send new spares clothes the next day so that we don’t run out of dry socks – our playground can get very puddly!
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