Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

Reflective Friday – 11/02/2022.

Hello and Happy Friday! I hope that everyone has a lovely holiday and enjoys relaxing whether at home or away.

Literacy

Spelling –

This week we have introduced the ee and oo sounds along with the tricky words all and some.

Writing –

Our writing prompt this week was “If I could fly.” 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.

Handwriting –

In handwriting this week we focused on correctly forming the d letter shape.

Reading –

We are continuing to enjoy reading in school and it is lovely to see the children getting more confident. As well as developing skills in decoding to read, the children are also developing their reading comprehension skills, including the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

Supporting reading development at home 

Reading books will come home after the February break ( more information nearer the time) but in the meantime there are many ways you can support your child at home to further develop early literacy skills which will have a direct impact on the work we are doing in school-

  • Reading to/with your child ( avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words.

Numeracy and Maths –

In maths this week we have continued to learn about money. We have continued to focus on recognising coins and understanding their value. Please support your child at home to recognise coins by shape, colour and size as not all coins have a number on them. We have been using our knowledge of coins and number to make amounts of money using a range of coins.

Other curricular areas

  • We enjoyed practising our balancing and co- ordination skills in PE this week. We also did our Daily Mile.
  • We have also been working on identifying our emotions and how to respond when feeling happy, sad, anxious etc.
  • As part of our RHSP programme we have been learning about Pregnancy and how to look after a baby. Mrs Scott did a virtual visit and explained how to look after a baby and answered our questions. Thank you, very much – the children found it super interesting!
  • We have been exploring colour mixing inside and outside .
  • We discussed how to stay safe online as part of internet safety day which took place this week. We enjoyed listening to the story of Digi – Duck.

Ideas for supporting learning at home.

  • This is a great game for practising money recognition. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game
  • Look around the environment to see if you can find numerals ( buses, cars etc)
  • Use the blue sound cards to practice sounds and to build CVC words.
  • Look for all of the tricky words we have learned so far in environmental print
  • 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.
  • Find objects indoors and outdoors with oo and ee sounds.
  • Practice balance using a scooter or a bike.

Important information-

Building resilience programme 

Next term’s focus is ‘Get Active’  

We are sure that the children will be active in the holidays and we would like them to bring in a photograph of them doing something active. It can be anything from playing in the garden, riding their bike, heading to the swimming pool or something more adventurous.  

Please bring photos on the first day back to school if possible. Unfortunately, we cannot offer for you to email photos to us to be printed in school as the school printer is awaiting replacement later in February. However, should you be unable to print at home, them please feel free to email a photo to us and we can share it with the class but will be unable to include it in our display.

Change of Clothes

Today the children will bring home their indoor shoes and change of clothes to allow for checking the fit/topping up supplies as required.]

Loose Parts Play

On Monday 21st February the first day back after the holidays p1W will be having an Outdoor Loose Parts session. Please ensure your child comes dressed warmly.

Twos Day

On the second day of the second half of the second term the date is 22.2.22.

We would like to have a bit of fun with this so are inviting the children, if they wish, to dress up in twos. How?? Here are some suggestions –

  • dress the same as a friend
  • wear two bunches in your hair
  • wear two odd socks
  • wear a tutu

We are here to help and support you, 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. 

Hope you all have a lovely holiday! 

Miss Wyatt 😊