P1 Bright Sparks - Miss Croal

# P1B Reflective Friday 3.3.23

Good afternoon, Bright Sparks!

Literacy

This week, we learned the ‘ch’ sound. We made chains and practised blending ch words. We make sure we say ‘ch’ rather than ‘chih’! We enjoyed another new reading book this week that we took home on Thursday. Please remember to return this book on Monday! We also individually came to the teaching table to practise reading and writing our tricky words. The ones that were the hardest were ‘want’, ‘saw’, ‘was’ and ‘his’. Please practise reading these at home with the blue sheet flashcards if you ever have a few spare minutes – repetition is key! For World Book Day, some of us brought in our favourite book and we showed this to the class. Our P6 buddies then came to our classroom in the afternoon to read with us!

Maths and numeracy

This week, we continued with our money topic. We worked on adding coins, usually up to the value of 10p. We had to work out how much money was in the money jar. We remembered that if there is a 2p, we have to count that twice as it’s the same as 2 1ps. We will continue with this next week, going beyond 10p if we are able to.

Other Areas

This week, we continued with our gymnastics block in PE. We used the benches to practise balancing, and then turned them upside down so that it was trickier but we all did a fantastic job! We also made sure to bend our knees when jumping off onto the mats for our dismount. On Thursday, we did some yoga to relax and stretch our bodies. Our shoe shop remained popular this week as a roleplay opportunity, so next week we are going to transform it into a hairdressing salon which the children have asked for. Any donations of empty shampoo bottles for a little product shop (or old hairdressing gowns if we have any hairdressers!) would be most welcome.

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, number bonds to 10

Maths: naming 3D objects, recognising symmetrical shapes/structures, using tally marks to count items/collect data, recognising coins, which coin is worth more?, adding 1-5p coins together

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, sh and ch.)

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

General Information

Our shoe shop remained popular this week as a roleplay opportunity, so next week we are going to transform it into a hairdressing salon which the children have asked for. Any donations of empty shampoo bottles for a little product shop (or hairdressing gowns if we have any hairdressers!) would be most welcome.

Keep all the junk coming in – it’s amazing how quickly we run out!

We have Loose Parts on Wednesday afternoon. It’s to be cold next week so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for being outside!

Have a great weekend,

Miss Croal