P1 Bright Sparks - Miss Croal

P1B Reflective Friday 20.1.23

Good afternoon.


This week, we learned the ‘v’ and ‘y’ sounds. To make the ‘v’ sound, we put our top teeth over our bottom lip and it almost sounds like buzzing! We can hear the vvvvvibrations. We practised building and blending words that start with the ‘v’ sound, learned all about the violin from Mrs Cross and design our own ‘van’ for writing! We created ‘y’ with all things yellow and did some yoga with a Chinese New Year theme. This week, we also explored our reading books. We used language such as title, author and page number. We counted the words on each page and followed along with our finger, even when someone else was reading!

v with lollysticks
volcanoes with playdoh
Mrs Cross showing us her violin!
reading books
volcanoes with lava
My van is…
My van is…

Maths and numeracy

This week, we continued with our SEAL work. We worked on counting backwards from 20 and played Splat to practise recalling the number before for 1-30. We also practised our number formation for 1-20.

Other Areas

This week, we continued with our Scottish Country Dancing, practising clapping to the beat and counting to 8. We practised the Gay Gordons again and parts of the Grand Old Duke of York. We also looked at some of the beautiful scenery we are lucky enough to have in Scotland such as the beaches, mountains and islands.

To do at home

Numeracy: recognising the numbers 1-20 (the trickiest ones are 12, 13 and 20), counting backwards from 20, writing the ‘teen’ numbers with the 1 first and remember it’s ‘teen’ not ‘ty’ for 13-19!

Literacy: being able to recognise and write our tricky words (please look out for the green sheet in the purple folder), blending 3-4 letter words by saying the sounds slowly in one big breath

General: being able to take off jumpers and zip up coats

General Information

We have loose parts on Tuesday next week, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.

Please make sure your child has a spare change of clothes in school.

Please ensure your child is coming into school with a waterbottle.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Croal