Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD, Uncategorized

P1cd Reflective Friday 1.4.22

Nut based snacks

Just a wee reminder that as there are some pupils in the school with nut allergies we ask that no nut products are brought to school as snacks.

Many thanks

Toys from home

A number of children are bringing small toys from home. It would be much appreciated if this was discouraged as it can distract them from the learning opportunities in the classroom and can also cause upset if the toys get lost or broken. Many thanks for your support in this.

Looking ahead to next week.

Next week we will not be sending reading books home on Thursday.

We have loose parts play on Friday 8th

Please send a shopping bag on Friday the 8th as we will send home indoor shoes and spare clothes to allow you to check that shoes still fit/clothes bags are stocked up for next term.

Parents’ consultations

Thank you for meeting with us earlier this week, and ple ase accept apologies for those whose conversation was cut off mid flow by the timer. If there is anything urgent to follow up, please feel free to email the school office for our attention.

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

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs gl and pl along with the tricky words do and as

We made glittery glasses, learned how to pleat three strands of rope and we tasted some delicious juicy plums.

In handwriting we practised the letters g and d

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “When I grow up”

Reading

There will be no reading books sent home next Thursday

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

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
  • counting in 100s
  • ordering 3 digit numbers
  • 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

PE

In outdoor PE we practised jumping skills

In indoor PE we learned how to safely do a forward roll. As an extension we tried finishing in staight leg or straddle positions and also tried rolling straight up to standing.

Paper making

When the librarian came to visit, one of our questions was ‘How is paper made?’

We have been finding out the answer to this question, and we have been trying to make our own paper by recycling egg boxes.

Thanks