Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD, Uncategorized

P1cd Reflective Friday 4.3.22

Unfortunately today’s blog contains no photos. This is due to technical issues with the website host. If the issue is resolved over the weekend I will edit the post to add the photos

Assessments

Next week the pupils will be assessed on their ability to recognise and spell the block 1 tricky words and those from block two which we have introduced so far. Please support them at home with this learning.The tricky words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

Shrove Tuesday

On Tuesday Ms Campbell helped us to make pancakes. They were delicious.

World book day.

On Thursday the whole school celebrated World Book day. Some people chose to dress up as a favourite character or to bring a book to share with the class. We watched a special assembly all about World Book day.

Oxgangs Library

On Tuesday we had a visit from the librarian at Oxgangs library. He read some stories to us and shared the exciting news that the library will be reopening in Mid April. Please find attached below a membership form should you wish to apply for a library card for your child

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs dr and fr along with the tricky words one and you

We enjoyed painting a dragon fruit and then tasting it. We were surprised to find that it was white inside.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “World book day ..”

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

Thank you for returning all books on Monday ready for distribution to other groups/classes. If books are not returned this unfortunately may have impact on the learning experiences of the P1 pupils.

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 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 started to learn about positional language and we will be moving on the explore giving and following directions.

At home you may choose to play this game.

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

Thanks

Things to do at home :-