P1 Bright Sparks - Miss Croal

P1B Reflective Friday 30.9.22

Good afternoon, P1B! Just a reminder to please return your blue learning story folder as soon as possible.


This week, we focussed on going over our sounds so far: s, a, t, p, i and n. We worked on our sound recognition, blending and building at the teaching table, and had further opportunities to consolidate our learning around the classroom. In writing this week, our prompt was ‘I opened a tin of…’. No one was allowed to say beans! The Bright Sparks came up with some really imaginative ideas.

choosing to write happy birthday


We continued with our work on SEAL Chapter 5 this week, focussing on the number before, the number after and number sequences forwards and backwards. 12-13 and 13-12 proved to be the trickiest one, so it would be great if you could practise this at home! This week, we also had a numicon station to get familiar with the resource.

numicon rainbow
numicon flower

Health and Wellbeing

We all did a fantastic job at PE on Monday, practising different ways of moving across the playground and following instructions. On Thursday with Mrs Conlin, we looked at the Building Resilience programme and thought about how to Look on the Bright Side and look for solutions for when we are feeling sad and upset.

Other Areas

Loose parts outside involved lots of problem solving, imagination and team work! It was great to be outside with all of the other P1 children too.

We practised keeping a beat and using our listening to guess who is singing…

I am tapping at the window I am knocking on the door…
it was you!

We have had another very busy and creative week in the P1 area and around the classroom. Here are some of our creations.

Making a dress using wool, sellotape and paper! We also made a hanger for it to hang on!
a speedboat
a glider
building a castle
a busy craft table!
Iron Man’s house!

General information:

I am looking forward to catching up with you all next week during Parent Consultations on Wednesday and Thursday.

I am looking for some additional furniture and items for our classroom. If anybody has any small tables (IKEA LACK size), small chairs or rugs that are unwanted we would really appreciate any donations! Please speak to me at the door or email the school.

See you all next week,

Miss Croal