Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD, Uncategorized

P1cd Reflective Friday 11.2.22

Get Active

Building resilience programme

Next term’s Building Resilience programme 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 colour 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.

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

Please see this flyer with more ideas

Loose Parts play dates for next term.

P1cd will have loose parts sessions ( messy play) on the following dates – please can the children come dressed appropriately on these dates

Tuesday 22/2

Monday 14/3

Friday 8/4

Independent learning

Please discuss with your child what they have been learning and which skills they are developing as they play.

An icy investigation

On Monday, one of our pupils found some ice and brought it in to the classroom. He put it in a pot to observe what happened and was not suprised to see it melt.

However, as the day went on the water evaporated – this was a surprise! “Where did it go?”

Have a look at his report on his observations.

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs oo and ee along with the tricky words some and all

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “My aeroplane …”

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.

Reading

We are excited to see to children growing in confidence as readers and enjoying sharing books together. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we are developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/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 been assessing and developing the childrens’ ability to recognise coins and understand 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. Some of us find this a little tricky.

We have been using our knowledge of coins and number to make amounts of money using a range of coins – e.g. 8p made of a 5 a 2 and a 1, or 74 pence made of a 50, 2x10p and 2x 2p.

At home you may choose to play this game.

Choose the counting coins option and then a level to suit your child

Our core numeracy skills this week included,

  • adding two collections and finding a total
  • 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 both screened ( counting on strategy)
  • finding a subtrahend by counting back

Other areas of the curriculum

Looking after a baby.

The children have been showing an interest in things that fly. This week we followed intsructions to fold a paper aeroplane then we experimented to see how well they would fly.

We would welcome donations of a few boxes of tissues to see
us through the season of winter colds.

Thanks

Things to do at home :-

Have a lovely break !

Don’t forget to get active and take a photo.