Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD, Uncategorized

P1cd Reflective Friday 4.3.22

We have missed Mrs de Bonrostro this week, but we wrote get well soon letters in our writing session on Thursday – she was so happy to read them. She also joined us via teams to read a story. Thank you to Mr Macdonald, Mrs Imrie, Ms Dowds and Miss Wright for helping us in class.

Walled garden

It was so lovely to be allowed out of our class bubble to enjoy a trek and treat trip to the Walled garden today. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful outdoor spaces so close to school, and the sun shone down on us. A real treat.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling 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

Loose parts

On Monday we were inventors, scientists and explorers as we worked together with the loose parts.

Dentist

On Tuesday the dental hygienist came to check our teeth and we enjoys practising the skill of brushing teeth.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs bl and tr along with the tricky words were and there

We enjoyed blew a blob of ink and added blossom to make some spring tree art work.

We also explored the trees in the playground using senses other than sight.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “Get well soon” and we learned how to structure a letter.

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 this week we have been taking part in numeracy assessments alongside learning about Left and Right and clockwise/anticlockwise.

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