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P1cd Reflective Friday 14.1.22

STEM ( Science, technology, engineering and maths)

Our new stem arae has been really popular, thank you for all the donations of boxes – please keep them coming!

Today we learned the new skills of using a hole punch and split pins to create joins. We also learned how to safely make a hole when a hole punch won’t work. We are looking forward to putting these skills into practice next week.

Independent learning

Literacy

This week be have been revising the letter formation of the following letters, and then using the sounds to build three letter words.

a t p n i s m r e h d o g

Please practice the correct letter formation for these letters at home. Thank you.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “I can …”

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 have started to learn about money. Our focus was on recognising coins and understanding their value. If you have any loose change at home, please allow your child to experience handling coins – in these cashless times they don’t often get the chance!

We enjoyed watching Mrs Cross try to guess the coin in her hand just by feel, then we have been trying this activity with our friends. perhaps this is also something you could try at home.

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 off decade patterns of 10 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

We have been learning about colour mixing

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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