Buckstone Primary School, P1 Bright Sparks - Miss Croal

P1B Reflective Friday 24.2.23

Good afternoon.


This week, we learned the ‘sh’ sound. We had a shoe shop, and had great fun measuring our feet, trying on shose and paying for them with coins. We had another new reading book this week, and we are very excited to have our reading book at home to share our learning with our family. This week, our writing prompt was “At the shops I got…”. We bought many things such as unicorns, squish mallows, dinosaurs, sweeties and notebooks!

measuring our feet
this is a shoe shop here at Comiston Road
customer services at the shoe shop!

Maths and numeracy

This week, we started our money topic. We talked about where money comes from and what we use it for. We practised recognising the different coins, thinking about their colour, shape and size. We talked about the word ‘value’, and how 1p would buy you the least amount of sweeties, but £2 would buy you the most. We found out that there is 100p in £1! We practised ordering the coins from the smallest value to the biggest value. We will continue with our money topic this week, and practise adding coins to the value of 10p.

Other Areas

This week, we started our gymnastics block in PE. We used the mats to practise different ways of travelling such as jumping and landing, and rolling. We shared our ways of travelling with the class! On Thursday, we did Creative Dance with Mrs Conlin – we absolutely loved it! We also had really creative modelling with junk and lego including a hot air balloon, a dance floor and a lego castle. Our lego table was back by popular demand too. Some of the girls also wanted a photo of their tidy book corner.

To do at home

Numeracy: recognising the numbers 1-30, counting backwards from 20 or 30, writing the ‘teen’ numbers with the 1 first and remember it’s ‘teen’ not ‘ty’, counting on with our fingers

Maths: naming 3D objects, recognising symmetrical shapes/structures, using tally marks to count items/collect data, recognising coins, which coin is worth more?

Literacy: being able to write our tricky words, confidence in blending when reading books, being able to write (as well as recognise) all of our sounds we have covered (A-Z with q as qu, ck, ee, oo and sh.)

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

General Information

We are looking for donations of any unwanted shoes and little purses to add to our shoe shop in the classroom. Please hand them to me at the door or into the office if you have any – thank you!

Your junk donations are always welcome, please keep them coming!

Thursday is World Book Day. Although we are not dressing up this year, please bring in your favourite book or story to share with the class.

Please see below for photos from the week beginning 6th Feb.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Croal